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FRENCH LITERATURE & CRITICISM
OF THE 20th CENTURY

ADAM, Paul. LE TEMPS ET LA VIE. L’ENFANT D’AUSTERLITZ. Paris: Société d’Editions Littéraires et Artistiques, Librairie Paul Ollendorff, 1902. 8vo, 542pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Uniformly browned, abrasion to half title, otherwise very good. $250. ¶ First Edition, one of 400 signed & numbered copies including a page of the original manuscript. Together with a funeral notice for the author, with inscribed envelope. Talvart & Place 30A.

 

[ALCAFORADA, Marianne] (Emile Henriot). LETTRES DE LA RELIGIEUSE PORTUGAISE. Avec une Introduction par Emile Henriot. Paris: Chez Bernard Grasset Editeur, Près l’Odéon, 1909. 8vo, xxiv, 46pp. Contemporary marbled boards, orig. printed wrappers preserved, a very good copy. $75. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by Henriot to Edouard Champion. Talvart & Place t.VIII p.142.

 

ALCIATORE, Jules C. STENDHAL ET HELVETIUS. Les Sources de la Philosophie de Stendhall. Geneva: Droz; Lille: Giard, 1952. Lg. 8vo, (4), (2), 7-300, (1)pp. Orig. printed wrappers (chipped, spine worn); internally very good. $45.

 

ALLARD, Roger. L’APPARTEMENT DES FILLES. Orné de 6 Gravures au burin par J.-E. Laboureur. Paris: Camille Bloch, 1919. 8vo, 76pp, 6 etched plates. Orig. printed purple wrappers, a very nice copy printed on pink paper. $450. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by the publisher Camille Bloch to the publisher Edouard Champion, together with a short letter from Bloch to Champion. Talvart & Place 8.

 

ALQUIE, Ferdinand. PHILOSOPHIE DU SURRÉALISME. Paris: Flammarion, 1955. 8vo, 234pp. Printed wrappers, good. $20.

 

(ANDLER, Paul) MELANGES OFFERTS A M. CHARLES ANDLER PAR SES AMIS ET SES ELEVES. Publications de la Faculté des Lettres de l’Université de Strasbourg. Fascicule 21. Strasbourg: Librairie Istra, 1924. 4to, (10), 443pp. Orig. printed wrappers, wear to extremities, wrappers stained, some foxing, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $35. ¶ First Edition.

 

ANDREA De NERCIAT, André-Robert. LE DIABLE AU CORPS. Œuvre Posthume du Trés Recommandable Docteur Cazzoné (Andréa de Nerciat) Membre Extraordinaire de la joyeuse Faculté phallo-coîro-pygo-glottonomique. Alençon: n.p., 1930. 3 vols, 180, 193, 183pp on velin d’Arches, engraved frontispieces, 10 full-page engravings, 38 engraved vignettes. Illus. wrappers, fine. $650. ¶ Extremely attractive, rare edition, limited to 300 hand-numbered copies, of Andréa de Nerciat’s classic, Devil in the Flesh, with beautiful, explicit chiaroscuro engravings that are unattributed but are in fact by Zyg Brunner (Hobarth & MacLean, The Forbidden Library). Scarce in any condition, this is a fine copy. Kearney, Private Case 55.

 

(Annales). ANNALES DE LA SOCIÉTÉ d’HISTOIRE ET d’ARCHÉOLOGIE de l’Arrondissement de Saint-Malo, Année 1951. Mortain: Imprimerie du Mortainais, 1951. 8vo, printed wrappers. $15.

 

(Apollinaire). [FEYDEAU, Ernest Aimé]. SOUVENIRS D’UNE COCODETTE. Écrits par Elle-Même. Introduction, Essai Bibliographique par Guillaume Apollinaire. Paris: Bibliothèque des Curieux, (1921). 12mo, (4), 184pp, title in red & black. Orig. wrappers printed in red & black. Light wear to extremities, very good. $150. ¶ One of 500 copies on papier d’Arches, of a total edition of 510 copies. This was one of the many erotic works in the series, Coffret du Bibliophile, published by the Briffaut brothers, for which Apollinaire did "scholarly, pot-boiling editorial work" (Kearney, History of Erotic Literature, p.163). The author was the prolific writer of erotica, Ernest Aimé Feydeau (1821-1873), who is supposed to have suffered from erotic mania in his latter days. Feydeau was friendly with Flaubert and Gautier, and his novel, Fanny, considered one of the triumphs of le Réalisme, surpassed for a time the scandalous success of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Pia, Les Livres de l’Enfer, pp.1260-1. Cf. Gay III, p.1146, Rose 4349, & Talvart & Place V, p.401. No edition in Perceau, Bibliographie du roman érotique, nor in Kearney, The Private Case. NUC cites one copy of this edition at Yale.

 

[ARAGON, Louis]. LE TEMOIN DES MARTYRS. TEMOIGNAGES. LE CRIME CONTRE L’ESPRIT (LES MARTYRS). Par Le Temoin des Martyrs. Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1944. 12mo, 71pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slightly browned, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $250. ¶ First published edition; the volume was first issued clandestinely during the Nazi Occupation of 1942-44, also under Aragon’s pseudonym.

 

ARBELET, Paul. STENDHAL EPICIER OU LES INFORTUNES DE MELANIE. Paris: Librairie Plon, les petits-fils de Plon-Nourrit, (1926). 8vo, 253pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Foot of spine worn. Otherwise a very good copy. $20.

 

ARDOLDSON, Louise Parkinson. SEDAINE ET LES MUSICIENS DE SON TEMPS. Paris: Les Editions Véga, 1934. 8vo, 251pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in blue, a very good copy. $25.

 

ARNOUX, Guy. NOS FRERES D’AMERIQUE. Texte de Roger Boutet de Monvel, Images de Guy Arnoux. Paris: Chez Devambez, [ca. 1918]. 12mo, 12 pochoir plates with facing letterpress in English. Orig. wrappers. Very good. $175. ¶ Charming pochoir plates celebrating the American and French alliance during the Great War.

 

ARON, Robert. HISTOIRE DE LA LIBERATION DE LA FRANCE Juin 1944 - Mai 1945. (Paris): Librairie Arthème Fayard, Le Cercle du Livre de France, (1959). 8vo, 701pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good copy. $20.

 

ASCOLI, Georges. LA GRANDE-BRETAGNE DEVANT L’OPINION FRANÇAISE au XVIIe SIECLE. Paris: Librairie Universitaire J. Gamber, 1930. 2 vols, 8vo, viii, 517; 360pp. Orig. printed wrappers, tears to spine, missing 2"x 2" section to front cover of vol.I, uniformly browned, otherwise good copies. $25.

 

ASSE, Eugène. UNE NIECE DU GRAND CORNEILLE, Mlle BERNARD. Paris: A la Revue Biblio-Iconographique, 1900. 8vo, 56pp. Orig. printed wrappers, some foxing on front cover, otherwise a very good copy. $20.

 

(Assemblées d’Etats.) ASSEMBLEES D’ETATS. Leuven: Uitgeverij Nauwelaerts, 1965. 4to, 321pp, plates. Orig. printed wrappers, damp stains on the head of the spine & the first pages, otherwise a good copy. $25.

 

AUBIGNE, Agrippa.d’. LES TRAGIQUES. Livres I & III [only]. Paris: Librairie E. Droz, 1932 & 1933. 8vo, cxxii, 139; 225pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good copies. $20. ¶ Critical edition with introduction and commentary by A. Garnier & J. Plattard.

 

BALAYE, Simone. MADAME DE STAEL. Ecrire, Lutter, Vivre. Genève: Librairie Droz, 1994. 8vo, 390pp. Orig. wrappers. Occasional underlining, otherwise a fine copy. $30.

 

BALDENSPERGER, Fernand. ALFRED DE VIGNY. Nouvelle Contribution à sa biographie intellectuelle.. Paris: Société d’Edition "Les Belles Lettres", (1933). 8vo, 200pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Some tears at the foot of the spine, otherwise a very good copy. $20.

 

(Balzac). BALDENSPERGER, Fernand. ORIENTATIONS ÉTRANGÈRES CHEZ HONORÉ DE BALZAC. Paris: Honoré Champion, 1927. 8vo, xvii, 274pp. Quarter morocco over marbled boards (orig. wrappers bound in), gilt letter on spine. Spine & extremities rubbed, bottom right corner of upper cover bumped; interior clean. Good. $40.

 

(Balzac) HANOTAUX, Gabriel & Georges Vicaire. LA JEUNESSE DE BALZAC: Balzac Imprimeur 1825-1828… Avec Trois Estampes et Deux Portraits Gravés sur Bois par A. Lepère. Paris: Librairie des Amateurs, 1903. Sq. 8vo, (4), vi, 263, (4)pp with engraved frontis, 4 other engravings & a folding plate. Calf, stamped blind & gilt in floral design signed "CL 1912," t.e.g., orig. wrappers bound in. Binding rubbed & spine scuffed, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ 350 copies printed. Includes a bibliography of all the books printed by Balzac at his printing and publishing companies. Scarce.

 

(Balzac) HANOTAUX, Gabriel & Georges Vicaire. LA JEUNESSE DE BALZAC. Balzac Imprimeur. Balzac et Mme De Berny. Paris: Librairie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud, F. Ferroud, 1921. 8vo, 469pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Foot of spine worn, otherwise a very good copy. $250. ¶ New and expanded edition of a work first issued in 1903, particularly desirable for the bibliography of books printed and published by Balzac. Very scarce.

 

BALZAC, Honore. BALZAC. Opinions Sociales & Politiques suivi de Pensées Diverses. Textes choisis et préfaces par Lucien Maury Paris: Editions Stock, Delamain & Boutelleau, 1941. 8vo, 191pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Few ink notes on half-title page & scattered in text, lightly browned. Otherwise a very good copy. $20.

 

BARBEY D’AUREVILLY, Jules-Amadée. LES DIABOLIQUES. Paris: G. Gres, 1921. Sm. 4to, (9), 297pp, with a color frontispiece & 22 wood-engravings by Gaston Pastré. Orig. blind-stamped calf, rebacked retaining orig. backstrip, gilt top, rubbed but sound. $175. ¶ Edition de Luxe, limited to 16 copies on papier de chine of one of Barbey d’Aurevilly’s best works, a collection of tales recalling the satanism of the last Romantics. Praz compares d’Aurevilly with Huysmans and points out that he is the connecting link between the frénétique of 1830 and the decadent of 1880. Des Esseintes, the hero of Huysmans’ A Rebours classes Barbey d’Aurevilly immediately after de Sade in brilliance. Mahé I, 132.

 

BARINE, Arvéde. MADAM MÉRE DU RÉGENT. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1909. 8vo, 327, (3)pp. plus 12-page publisher’s catalogue. Half-cloth over marbled boards, gilt title on morocco spine label; original printed wrappers bound in. Very good. $25.

 

[BARNEY, Nathalie Clifford]. Tryphê. CINQ PETITS DIALOGUES GRECS (Antithèses et Parallèles). Paris: Editions de la Plume, 1902. 8vo, 113pp. Printed wrappers, glassine dust jacket, some toning and foxing to endpapers, otherwise near fine in like dj. $300. ¶ First Edition, with the signature of G. Legman, with notes in his hand to ffep, i.e.: "Imitation lesbienne des ‘Chansons de Bilitis’ de Pierre Louÿs." Barney( b.1877), heiress of a Cincinnati fortune, lover of Renee Vivien and Romaine Brooks, hosted the finent salon of the ‘twenties, where the American expatriates met the leading French artists such as Colette, Louys, Gide & Schwob. She published only a few books, mainly in French. Extremely scarce; not in OCLC or the standard references.

 

BATUT, Guy de la. L’ANTHOLOGIE LIBERTINE ou la Fleur Française de la Satire Galante. Recueil des plus piquantes êpigrammes relatives a l’amour… Préface de Paul Reboux. Paris: Jean Fort, (1926). 8vo, 237pp, frontis. & 8 plates. Orig. printed wrappers, yellow glassine wrappers, light wear to extremities, sm. tear to front wrapper, tear to title page (not affecting text), small paper label on glassine covering up price on wrapper, very good, partly unopened. $75. ¶ Only Edition of this collection of poems and epigrams from the 15th through 19th centuries. Not in Rose or Bibliothèque la Léonina. NUC cites only a copy on microfiche.

 

(Baudelaire). BARTHOU, Louis. AUTOUR DE BAUDELAIRE, Le Procès des Fleurs du Mal. Victor Hugo et Baudelaire. Paris: Maison du Livre, 1917. 8vo, (4), 59pp, decorative head-pieces. Original printed wrappers, very good. $75. ¶ First Edition.

 

(Baudelaire, Charles). BAUDELAIRE ET SON RAYONNEMENT. Paris: S.E.P.A.L., 1967. 8vo, 151pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light foxing on covers, otherwise a very good copy. $25. ¶ Special isue of La Table Ronde.

 

BAUDELAIRE, Charles. CARNET DE CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, Publié avec une Introduction et des Notes Par M. Féli Gautier et orné d’un Dessin Inédit de Baudelaire. Paris: J. Chevrel, 1911. Tall slim 8vo, (8), 59pp, frontispiece & facsimile illustrations, pages ruled in red. Contemporary half green cloth, marbled boards, leather label. Very fine. $750. ¶ First Edition, one of 100 copies, this copy unnumbered and inscribed by the publisher to Edouard Champion, and with two autograph letters from Féli Gautier to Champion regarding Baudelaire. Talvart & Place 32.

 

BAUDELAIRE, Charles. DE L’ESSENCE DU RIRE et généralement du Comique dans les Arts Plastiques. Reproduction intégrale des Documents de l’Epoque. Paris: René Kieffer, 1925. 4to, 105, (3)pp, plates, many colored. Orig. printed wrappers, a fine unopened copy. $450. ¶ First separate edition, edition deluxe limited to 50 copies on japon with many color plates. The text examines social caricature across the centuries, from Brueghel and Goya to Daumier and Gavarni. Talvart & Place 23B.

 

BAUDELAIRE, Charles. L’OEUVRE POETIQUE… Les Fleurs du Mal, Texte Définitif avec les Variantes de la Première Edition (1867), Les Pièces Ajoutées dan Les Editions de 1861, 1866, 1868, Suivies des Poèmes Publiés du Vivant & Après la Mort de l’Auteur. Introduction & Notes par Guillaume Apollinaire. Paris: Bibliotheque des Curieux, 1907. 8vo, (4), 348pp, frontis portrait of the author. Orig. wrappers. Very nice, unopened copy. $350. ¶ First appearance of Apollinaire’s marvellous essay on Baudelaire. Scarce; not in Talvart & Place.

 

BAUDELAIRE, Charles. LES FLEURS DU MAL. Paris: Gibert, [ca. 1945]. 8vo, 192pp. Orig. printed wrappers, chipped overall, signatures to flyleaf & title. Good reading copy. $15.

 

BAUDELAIRE, Charles. LES FLEURS DU MAL. Illustrations by Carlos Schwab. Paris: Meunier, 1900. 4to, full brown mottled morocco with floral onlay, by Meunier. $8500. ¶ One of 77 copies printed, this copy printed for Carteret.

 

BAUDELAIRE, Charles. ŒUVRES EN COLLABORATION. Idéolus. Le Salon Caricatural. Causeries du Tintamarre. Avec un Dessin Inédit de Baudelaire et le Fac-similé du Salon Caricatural de 1846 donnant les Soixante Caricatures gravées sur Bois par Raymond Pelez. Introduction et Notes par Jules Mouquet. Paris: Mercure de France, 1932. Sm. 4to, 224pp, illus. in the text & photographic prints of Baudelaire manuscript leaves. Orig. wrappers, mailing wrapper bound in, a very good untrimmed copy. $150. ¶ First Edition of this collection, one of 33 copies, inscribed by Mouquet.

 

(Baudelaire). POE, Edgar. ŒUVRES. Traduction et Études biographiques de Charles Baudelaire. Brussells: La Boétie, 1944. 8vo, 513, (2)pp. Dark blue cloth, gilt lettering. Inscription on f.f.e.p., top corners of pp.102-507 systematically chewed, with no loss of text, browned, otherwise very good. $45. ¶ Collected edition of Poe’s works as translated by Baudelaire.

 

(Baudelaire). PORCHÉ, François LA VIE DOLOUREUSE DE CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. Paris: Librairie Plon, 1923. 8vo, (6), 304pp., (2). Wrappers with glassine. Foot of glassine chipped, otherwise very good. $30.

 

BEAU DE LOMENIE, E. LES DEMEURES DE CHATEAUBRIAND. Pélérinages Littéraires. Paris: Editions des Portiques, (1930). 8vo, 188pp, 12 black & white illustrations. Orig. printed wrappers, some tears at the head & foot of the spine. A very good copy. $25.

 

BEAUNIER, André. LES IDÉES ET LES HOMMES. Essais de Critique. Paris: Plon-Nourrit, 1913. 3 vols, 8vo, blue half-morocco over marbled boards, small chip from foot of spine of Volume 1, 1/4" section missing from head of spine of Volume 2, marbled endpapers & speckled edges, interior very good. $35. ¶ Third edition.

 

BECKFORD, William. VATHEK. Paris: Au Cercle des Amateurs de Livres..., 1962. 8vo, L, 148pp. Unsewn signatures as issued, in wrappers & slipcase. Fine. $200. ¶ One of 500 numbered copies with lithographic illustrations by Edourd Georg. Monod, Manuel de l’Amateur de Livres Illustrés Modernes, 1277.

 

BÉDIER, Joseph. ÉTUDES CRITIQUES. Paris: Armand Colin, 1903. 8vo, xi, (1), 294, (1)pp, with 1-page publisher’s announcement. Orig. printed wrappers w/glassine. Very good. $50. ¶ First Edition, with chapters on Chateaubriand in America, Diderot, Pascal, Chénier, etc. Modern theories of the origin of the chansons des gestes and the fabliaux are largely on his Bedier’s (1864-1938) studies.

 

BELAVAL, Yvon. L’ESTHÉTIQUE SANS PARADOXE DE DIDEROT. Paris: Gallimard, 1950. 8vo, 310pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good. $35. ¶ First Edition.

 

BELOZUBOV, Leonid. L’EUROPE SAVANTE (1718-20). Paris: A. G. Nizet, 1968. 4to, 251pp. Orig. printed wrappers, previous owner’s signature on the front cover, notes scattered in the text, otherwise a good copy. $20.

 

BERNARD, Jean-Marc, Dauphinois. SUB TEGMINE FAGI. Amours, Bergeries et Jeux. Avec un Avant-dire par M. S. Mallarmé. Paris: Edition du Temps Présent, 1913. 8vo, 167pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light wear to extremities of spine, otherwise a very good copy. $250. ¶ First Edition, with an interesting inscription from the author "Au poete…" and with two autograph postcards from the author to the Parisian publisher, Edouard Champion. J. M. Bernard (1881-1915), "fantaisiste" poet, is remembered for this volume of love & nature poems, written shortly before his death in action in 1915. Unnumbered, but printed on good laid paper. Talvart & Place 8.

 

BERSANI, Jacques, et al. LA LITTÉRATURE EN FRANCE DEPUIS 1945. Paris: Bordas, 1970. 8vo, 864pp, illus (many color). Orig. printed wrappers. Fine. $45. ¶ First Edition.

 

BERTRAND, Louis. LOUIS XIV. Pairs: Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit, (1924). 4to, (2), 362, (1), frontispiece & engraved title, 23 plates, numerous head & tailpiece. Orignal printed wrappers, glassine dust jacket. Light chipping, lightly overopened, text clean, very good. & unopened. $50. ¶ First Illustrated Edition of this great history of Louis XIV, inscribed by the author. Louis-Marie-Emile Bertrand (1866-1941), most celebrated among laymen for his novels on French colonial life in North Africa, was the author of the popular works Le Sang des races (1899), Saint Augustin (1913), Les Martyrs africains (1930), and many others. Thième I, p.214. Talvart & Place 31B.

 

(Bible). TOUSSAINT, Franz (trans.). LE CANTIQUE DES CANTIQUES. Paris: L’Edition d’Art, (1927). Sm 8vo, 123pp, 1 color plate, 60 miniature decorations. Contemporary full morocco- grained teal roan, gilt letered spine, blindstamped boards, original wrappers preserved, rubbing to edges, extremities, otherwise tight, internally crsip and clean, very good. $50. ¶ Attractive edition, limited to 500 copies on papier Japon, of The Song of Songs of Solomon, with recto-only text within wide decorated borders, miniatures to versos, the artwork by B. Zworykine.

 

BIENCOURT, Marius. NUITS DE CALIFORNIE. Paris: Albert Messein, 1929. Small 8vo, 128pp. Marbled wrappers, a very good copy. $35. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author, of a collection of poems inspired by a trip to California.

 

BLANC, Aimé. LE DRAME DE L’AN 3000. Roman Fantastique. Paris: Debresse, 1946. 8vo, 206pp. Orig. printed wrappers, very good copy. $30. ¶ First Edition, a sci-fi novel set in the year 3000 and starring a man called Lucas.

 

(Boccage). GILL-MARK, Grace. UNE FEMME DE LETTRES AU XVIIIe SIECLE. ANNE-MARIE DU BOCCAGE. Paris: Honoré Champion, 1927. 8vo, 181pp. Orig. printed wrappers. A very good unopened copy. $35.

 

BOISSIERE, Jules. FUMEURS D’OPIUM. Comédiens Ambulants. Paris: Vald. Rasmussen, (1925). 8vo, 313, (2)pp. Orig. pictorial wrappers. Wrappers lightly worn, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ Early Edition. Jules Bossière (1863-97), poet, traveler, Chinese scholar, and opium addict, was a disciple of Mallarmé and the Symbolists. He wrote only seven books in his short life, the two on opium usage his finest. Fumeurs d’Opium, a collection of stories first published in 1896, saw four editions; the autobiographcial Propos d’un Intoxiqué first appeared in 1911. Talvart & Place point out that he was one of the first French writers to study with penetration and a finesse of analysis the action of opium on the intelligence and sensibilities of the the refined colonial mind. Liedekerke, La Belle Epoque de l’Opium, p.197. Cf. Phantastica 26.

 

BOITEAU, M. Paul. MÉMOIRES DE MADAME D’ÉPINAY. Édition Nouvelle et Complète avec des additions. Tome Second. Paris: Charpentier, [n.d.]. 8vo, 500pp. Black cloth, gilt spine; foot of spine rubbed, ex-libris stamp on f.e.p., otherwise very good. $15.

 

(Bonnard, Pierre). ROGER-MARX, Claude. BONNARD LITHOGRAPHE. Monte Carlo: Andre Suaret, 1952. Folio, 183pp, 98 plates (many in full color). Original illustrated wrappers. $375. ¶ First Edition of the catalogue raisonné of Bonnard’s lithographs.

 

BONNO, Gabriel. LES RELATION INTELLECTUELLES DE LOCKE AVEC LA FRANCE. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1955. 8vo, 263pp. Orig. printed wrappers, foxing on the spine & the covers, otherwise a good copy. $20.

 

BONNO, Gabriel LETTRES INEDITES DE LE CLERC à LOCKE. Edited, with an Introduction & Notes, by Gabriel Bonno. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1959. 4to, 135pp. Orig. printed wrappers, some foxing on the spine, notes scattered in the text, otherwise a very good copy. $15. ¶ UC Publications in Modern Philology volume 52.

 

BORNECQUE, Jacques-Henri. LA DYNAMIQUE D’ANDRE MAUROIS. N.p., n.d. 8vo, p.291-308. Disbound, uniformly browned, a good copy. $60. ¶ Inscribed by the author to the Parisian publisher, Edouard Champion (14 Avril 32).

 

BOSSUAT, Robert. MANUEL BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE DE LA LITTERATURE FRANÇAISE DU MOYEN AGE. Supplément (1949-1953) avec le concours de Jacques Monfrin. Bibliothèque Elzévirienne. Nouvelle série. Etudes & Documents. Paris: Librairie d’Argences, 1955. 8vo, 150pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, slightly wear to extremities, lightly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $20.

 

(Boulainvillier). SIMON, Renée. HENRY DE BOULAINVILLIER. Historien, Politique, Philosophe, Astrologue, 1658-1722. Paris: Boivin, n.d. 8vo, 701pp. Orig. printed wrappers, browned throughout, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $45.

 

BOULAN, Emile. DE PASCAL A VICTOR HUGO. Groningue, Batavia: Librairie J. B. Wolters Sté Ame, 1946. 8vo, vi, 354pp. Blue cloth. A very good copy. $35. ¶ Paradoxes & Lieux Communs; Un Clerc qui n’a pas Trahi: Blaise Pascal; Le Dix-Huitieme Siecele: Le Dix-Huitieme Siecle en Chansons; Victor Hugo, cet Inconnu.

 

BOUTRY, Maurice. UNE CREATURE DU CARDINAL DUBOIS. INTRIGUES ET MISSIONS DU CARDINAL DE TENCIN. D’après les Archives du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères. Paris: Emile-Paul, 1902. 8vo, 326pp. Later plain wrappers, notes scattered in the text, otherwise a good copy. $30.

 

BOYLESVE, René. LE MEDECIN DES DAMES DE NEANS. Roman. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, (1909). 8vo, iv, 329pp. Orig. printed wrappers, uniformly lightly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $60. ¶ First published in 1896, this second edition contains a new preface by the author. René Tardiveau, known as Boylesve (1867-1926), was a novelist of small-town provincial life. His first novel, Les Medecins des Dames de Neans, remains one of his best-known works. Talvart & Place 1B.

 

BOYLESVE, René. LE MEILLEUR AMI. Les Livres Nouveaux. Paris: Arthème Fayard, (1909). 8vo, 276pp. Orig. green printed wrappers, lettered in red, sunned spine, otherwise a very good copy on hollande paper. $50. ¶ First Edition, limited to 500 copies.Talvart & Place 12.

 

BRAY, René. LA FORMATION DE LA DOCTRINE CLASSIQUE EN FRANCE. Paris: Hachette, 1927. 8vo, (4), 389, (2)pp. Red cloth, gilt spine. Bookplate, edges of final signatures foxed. Very good. $45. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author on flyleaf.

 

BREITHOLTZ, Lennart. LE THEATRE HISTORIQUE EN FRANCE JUSQU’A LA REVOLUTION. (Uppsala): A. B. Lundequistska Bokhandeln, (1952). 4to, 391pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good copy. $35.

 

BRENNER, Clarence D. L’HISTOIRE NATIONALE DANS LA TRAGEDIE FRANCAISE DU XVIIIe SIECLE. Berkeley, California: University of CAlifornia Press, 1929. 4to, orig. printed wrappers, hand-lettered to spine, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $20. ¶ UC Publications in Modern Philology vo. 14, no. 3.

 

BRENNER, Clarence D. and Nolan A. Goodyear. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH PLAYS. New York & London: The Century Co., 1927. xxii, (2), 561pp. Dark green cloth, light green lettering (faded). Signature on endpaper, scattered marginalia. Very good. $20.

 

BRION, Marcel. L’ALLEMAGNE ROMANTIQUE. Paris: Albin Michel, 1962. 8vo, 356, (10)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lightly soiled. Notes on f.f.e.p. Very good. $25. ¶ Kleist, Brentano, Caroline von Güderode et al.

 

BRODIN, Pierre. LES ECRIVAINS AMERICAINS de l’entre-deux-guerres. Paris: Horizons de France, [1946]. 8vo, (6), 10-284, (2)pp. Wrappers, unopened, foxing on edges, otherwise very good. $30. ¶ 100 copies printed hors commerce on Alfa Mousse paper. The book covers Steinbeck, Wolfe, Faulkner, Hemingway, Dos Passos, O’Neill, Sinclair Lewis, etc.

 

BRULE, André. LA VIE AU VIE AU DIX-HUITIEME SIECLE. LES GENS DE LETTRES. Nombreuses Reproductions de Tableaux ou Dessins de l’époque. Paris: Editions Marcel Seheur, (1929). 4to, 121pp,(11). Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, chipped front cover, wear to spine, slightly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $30. ¶ This was the first in the collection "La Vie au Dix-Huitieme Siècle".

 

CAHIERS DU SUD. LE ROMANTISME ALLEMAND. Paris: Librairie José Corti, 1937. 8vo, 444pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Head & foot of spine worn. Light foxing. Otherwise a very good copy. $25. ¶ Special no.194, Mai-Juin 1937.

 

CARON, Pierre. MANUEL PRATIQUE POUR L’ETUDE DE LA REVOLUTION FRANÇAISE. Paris: Alphonse Picard, 1912. 8vi, xv, 294pp. Blue cloth, gilt lettering, some notes scattering in the text, a good copy. $40. ¶ First edition of a handy companion to the author’s Bibliographie de l’histoire de la Revolution française, listing the major reference books and giving other useful information (such as a conversion chart for the revolutionary calendar, list of departments, etc.).

 

CASTRO, Americo. PRESENCE DU SULTAN SALADIN DANS LES LITTERATURES ROMANES. Extrait de Diogène, n. 8. N.p., Novembre, 1954. 8vo, 31pp. Orig. printed wrappers, corners bent,some foxing on the front cover, a good copy. $20. ¶ Signed copy.

 

CHABANEIX, Philippe. COMME LE FEU. [Paris?]: Edition du Trident, 1935. 4to, 31pp. Orig. printed wrappers, some foxing scattering in the text & fore-edge, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $65. ¶ First Edition, limited to 470 numbered copies, this copy warmly inscribed by the author to the parisian publisher Edouard Champion. With 4 additional catalogues of "La Bouquinerie Philippe Chabaneix", nos. 1 (1926), 5 (1927), 8 (1928), and 1 (1932). An antiquarian bookseller, Chabaneix was associated with the experimental school of poetry of Dereme.

 

CHAMBRIER, Mme Alexandre de. HENRI DE MIRMAND et Les Réfugiés de la Révocation de L’édit de Nantes, 1650-1721. Neuchatel: Attinger Frères, 1910. 8vo, (1), xx, 430pp, 180-page appendix & 11 plates (2 folding, 1 double-page), and 21.75 x 35.5" fold-out genealogy of the Mirmand family at back. Half morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, title in gilt on spine, marbled endpapers. Scattered marginalia, joints broken, otherwise very good. $75. ¶ Limited to 600 copies.

 

CHAPUISAT, Edouard. SALONS ET CHANCELLERIES Au XVIIIe Siècle. Lausanne: Payot, 1943. 8vo, 231, (1)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lightly soiled & chipped. Minor marginalia throughout text. Very good. $25.

 

CHARLIER, Gustave. DE RONSARD A VICTOR HUGO. Problèmes d’histoire littéraire. Bruxelles: Editions de la Revue de l’Université, 1931. 4to, 334pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Staining over the front cover & the half title page. Otherwise a very good copy. $25. ¶ Inscribed copy of vol. II only.

 

CHARLIER, Gustave. LE MOUVEMENT ROMANTIQUE EN BELGIQUE 91815-1850). Vol. I: La Bataille Romantique. (Liege): La Renaissance du Livre, [no date, ca. 1938]. 8vo, 423pp. Printed wrappers, very good. $30.

 

(Chateaubriand). BERTRIN, Georges. SAINTE-BEUVE ET CHATEAUBRIAND. Problèmes et Polémiques. Paris: Librairie Victor Lecoffre, 1906. 8vo, 233pp. Orig. wrappers. Good. $20.

 

CHATEAUBRIAND, [François Auguste] Le Comte de. MEMOIRES D’OUTRE-TOMBE. Edition du Centenaire, Intégrale & Critiques en Parite Inédite Etablie par Maurice Levaillant. Paris: Flammarion, (1949- 1950). 2 vols of 4, thick 8vo, viii, 759; 858pp. White cloth with gilt decoration on the spine. Orig. dj with some minor tears. Light browning but very good copies. $50. ¶ Second edition, revised and corrected, of the first complete edition of the autobiography of Chateaubriand, one of the masterpieces of French literature. Written between 1811 and 1841, the author sold the ms to the publishers on the condition that it should not be published until a year after his death. It came out in installments during 1849-50 but not in complete form until this edition.

 

CHATEAUBRIAND, François Auguste René. RENE. Texte critique avec une introduction, des notes, des appendices et un index par Armand Weil. Lille: Librairie Giard, 1947. 8vo, xxxiii, 147pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Slightly sunned. A very good copy. $20. ¶ New edition.

 

(Chateaubriand). LESCURE, M. de. CHATEAUBRIAND. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1901. 8vo, 206pp. & frontisp. Quarter morocco over pebbled boards with raised bands, gilt letter & title on spine. Scattered foxing throughout. Very good. $25. ¶ Second edition.

 

(Chateaubriand). THOMAS, Louis. CORRESPONDANCE GÉNÉRALE DE CHATEAUBRIAND Publiée avec Introduction, Indication des Sources, Notes et Tables Doubles. Paris: Honoré et Édouard Champion, 1913-24. 8vo. Library markings on upper cover and prelims, some marginalia. Very good. $35. ¶ Vols 4 & 5 only, the first in morocco backed boards, the second in limp boards.

 

CHATEAUBRIANT, Alphonse de. MONSIEUR DES LOURDINES. Histoire d’un Gentilhomme Camagnard 1840. Illustraions de Daniel-Girard. Paris: Henri Cyral, 1928. 8vo, 273, (1), (1 as colophon)pp, frontispiece, headpieces, text and full page illus. in pochoir. Contemporary full green morocco, gilt lettered, custom endpapers, original front and spine wrappers preserved, bookplate, sunned to warm brown, mild wear, small stains to spine, otherwise near fine. $125. ¶ First Edition thus, beautifully pochoir-illustrated by Daniel-Girard, and limited to 970 copies on papier Vélin de Rives. Rare. Monod 2702. Benezit III, p.349.

 

(Children’s Literature). IL ETAIT UNE FOIS…Vieux Contes Français de Charles Perrault, Madame D’Aulnoy, et Madame Leprince de Beaumont. Illustrations d’Adrienne Ségur. Paris: Flammarion, 1951. 4to, 233pp, 16 full page illus., 8 in full color, headpieces. Pale gray paper boards, beige lettered, very good. $100. ¶ First Edition. Beautifully designed, printed and illustrated volume with sixteen classic fairy tales including Sleeping Beauty, The Blue Bird, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss ‘n Boots, etc.

 

CHINARD, Gilbert. L’AMERIQUE ET LE REVE EXOTIQUE DANS LA LITTERATURE FRANÇAISE AU XVIIe ET XVIIIe SIECLE. Paris: E. Droz, 1934. 4to,viii, 452pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good unopened copy. $50. ¶ First Edition.

 

CHINARD, Gilbert. TROIS AMITIES FRANÇAISES DE JEFFERSON. D’aprés sa Correspondance inédite avec Madame de Bréhan, Madame de Tessé et Madame de Corny. Paris: Société d’Edition "Les Belles Lettres", 1927. 8vo, vi, 238pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lightly sunned, a very good copy. $45.

 

CHRISTESCO, Dorothée. LA FORTUNE DE ALEXANDRE MANZONI. Origines du Théatre et du Roman Romantiques. Paris: Editions Balzac, (1943). 4to, xvi, 310pp. Orig. printed wrappers. A very good, uncut copy. $35.

 

CIORANESCO, Alexandre. BIBLIOGRAPHIE DE LA LITTÉRATURE FRANÇAISE DUE SEIZIÈME SIÈCLE. Paris: Klincksieck, 1959. 4to, 745, (1)pp. Maroon library buckram, gilt spine. Ink notations to prelims, still very good. $100.

 

CLERMONT, Emile. LAURE. Roman. Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1913. 8vo, 417pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very nice copy. $175. ¶ First Edition, one of 100 numbered copies on Simili-Japon Paper. One of two novels by French novelist (1880-1916) who died in action during the war. Cf. OCFL.

 

CLERMONT-TONNERRE, E. de HISTOIRE DE SAMUEL BERNARD ET DE SES ENFANTS. Paris: Honore Champion, 1914. 4to, xii, 411pp, 17 plates. Orig. printed wrappers, minor wear, a very good copy. $35. ¶ Limited to 885 copies.

 

CLOUARD, Henri. HISTOIRE DE LA LITTÉRATURE FRANÇAISE du Symbolisme à Nos Jours de 1885 à 1914; 1915 à 1940. Paris: Albin Michel, 1949. 2 vols, 8vo, 668pp, 699pp. Orig. wrappers. Very good. $35.

 

COCTEAU, Jean. OPIUM Journal d’une Désintoxication. Dessins de l’Auteur. Paris: Stock, 1930. 8vo, 274pp, 43 illustrations. Original wrappers, fine. $1100. ¶ First Edition, edition de luxe limited to 110 copies on Rives. One of the greatest psychological and philosophical studies of opium addiction ever written, embellished with Cocteau’s striking drawings. Talvart & Place 39.

 

COLETTE. CES PLAISIRS... Paris: J. Ferenczi & Fils, 1932. 12mo, 249, (2)pp. Modern half red morocco, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt. A mint copy with the original wrappers bound in. $500. ¶ First Edition, one of 80 deluxe copies on Hollande paper (after 35 on japon). Ces Plaisirs (later titled The Pure and The Impure) was the book Colette thought would one day be recognized as her best. The pleasures to which she refers are passion, sensuality, sapphic love, and opium smoking. The portrait of Renee Vivien, who had lived in an apartment next to Colette’s, is excruciatingly beautiful. Another chapter is devoted to an antiquarian study of the live of the ladies of Llangollen, the two famed Welsh ladies who had run away together at the end of the 18th century. Liedekerke remarks on the vivid image of the atmosphere of the opium smoking world of Paris in the ‘twenties (pp.204-6).

 

COLTON, Molton Avery. LA PHONÉTIQUE CASTILLANE. Traité de phonétique descriptive et comparative. Paris: (Lievens à Saint-Maur), 1909. 8vo, 199, (1)pp. Quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands with gilt letter, orig. wrappers bound in. Spine & extremities rubbed. Ex libris M.A. Colton, with his ink inscription on front free endpaper. Good. $35.

 

(CONFÉRENCES DU MUSÉE CARNAVALET). LA VIE PARISIENNE AU XVIIIe SIÈCLE. Avec 40 illustrations hors texte. Paris: Payot, 1928. 8vo, 260, (1)pp. Orig. printed wrappers w/glassine. Tears at head & foot of spine repaired with tape. Very good. $25.

 

CONSTANT, Benjamin. ADOLPHE. Anecdote trouvée dans les papiers d’un inconnu. Paris: Edition Classique Garnier Frères, (1955). 8vo, cxviii, 332pp. Orig. printed wrappers, few notes scattered in the text, otherwise a very good copy. $30. ¶ Critical edition with notes, variants, and a bibliographie by Jacques-Henry Bornecque.

 

CONSTANT, Benjamin. JOURNAUX INTIME DE BENJAMIN CONSTANT. Edition Integrale des Manuscrits Autographes publiee pour la premiere fois avec un Index et les Notes par Alfred Roulin et Charles Roth. Paris: Gallimard, (1952). Small 4to, 574pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good copy. $25.

 

(Constant, Benjamin). RUDLER, Gustave. LA JEUNESSE DE BENJAMIN CONSTANT 1767-1794. Le Disciple du XVIIIe Siecle Utilitarisme et Pessimisme Mme de Charrière. D’apres de monbreux documents inedits avec un Portrait. Paris: Armand Colin, 1909. 4to, ix, 542pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slightly sunned, otherwise a good copy. $40.

 

CORNOU, François. ELIE FRERON (1718-1776). Trente Années de Luttes contre Voltaire et les Philosophes du xviiie siècle. Couronné par l’Académie Française. Paris: Librairie Champion, 1922. 4to, 477pp. Quarter cloth over marbled boards, orig. printed wrappers bound in, signature to endpaper, library stamp to title-page, uniformly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $25.

 

(Cros). BRENNER, Jacques. CHARLES CROS. Poétes d’Aujourd’Hui. Paris: Pierre Seghers, 1955. 8vo, 220, (1)pp. Wrappers. Head of spine chipped, light wear to extremities. Very good. $30. ¶ With biography by Ian Lockerbie, and a selection of Cros’ writing and drawings, plus portraits and facsimiles. Cros (1842-1888), poet, theoretician, was a friend of the Impressionists, and inventor of color photography.

 

CROS, Charles. LE COLLIER DE GRIFFES. Derniers Vers Inédits. Avant-Propos de M. Guy-Charles Cros et Préface de M. Emile Gautier. Paris: P.-V. Stock, 1908. Sm. 8vo, xix, 220pp. Orig. printed wrappers, uncut & unopened, a fine copy as issued. $200. ¶ First Edition. Cros (1842-1888) was an important figure in the symbolist movement, often credited with creating the monologue form, and renowned for his lyrics, prose poems, and roundelays. He was also a pioneer of color photography and his invention of a phonograph is said to have preceded Edison. Talvart & Place 11.

 

CULOT, Jean-Marie. BIBLIOGRAPHIE DES ÉCRIVAINS FRANÇAIS DE BELGIQUE 1881-1950. Tome I. Brussells: Palais des Académies, 1958. 8vo, 303, (1)pp. Original printed wrappers, unopened. Lower extremities lightly rubbed. Very good. $25.

 

CUREL, François de. L’IVRESSE DU SAGE. Comédie en Trois Actes. Paris: G. Crès, 1924. 8vo, (6), 146pp. Quarter blue morocco over speckled boards. Very good. $20.

 

D’ANNUNZIO, Gabriele. L’INTRUS. Les Romans de la Rose. Traduit de L’Italien par G. Hérelle. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1922. 8vo, 388pp. Contemporary red roan over marbled boards,gilt lettering, raised bands, gilt orn. compartments, teg, minor wear otherwise near fine. $35. ¶ An attractively bound edition, one of 1600 numbered copies on vélin du marais.

 

DAUDET, Alphonse. TARTARIN DE TARASCON. Illustree par J. Giradet, Montégut, de Myrbach, Picard, Rossi. Paris: Ernest Flammarion, [ca. 1910]. 8vo, 233, (7)pp., illus. Half morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt letter on spine, speckled edges. Head of spine slightly rubbed. Very good. $15.

 

(Daudet, Alphonse). BRIVOIS, Jules. ESSAI DE BIBIOGRAPHIE DES OEUVRES DE M. ALPHONSE DAUDET, Avec Fragmants Inedits. New York: Burt Franklin, 1970. Sm. 8vo, vi, 143pp. Blue cloth. Fine. $25. ¶ Originally published in 1895.

 

(Daumier). DAUMIER. Marseille: Arts & Livres de Provence, Numero Special 8. (1948). Sm. 4to, 1664pp, numerous illustrations & drawings. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red, signature to endpaper, a very nice copy. $30. ¶ Copy "Exemplaire H. C." reserved to the contributors of the magazine Arts & Livres. Conceived during World War II, this magazine had the purpose of defend the arts & the literature of Provence.

 

(Daumier). DELTEIL, Loys. DAUMIER. New York: Collectors Editions, 1969. 10 vols, 4to, fully illustrated. Cloth. Very good set. $750. ¶ Reprint of the 1925-27 edition, still the definitive catalogue raisonné of the lithographic work of Honoré Daumier. Delteil originally published the work himself in 1915 in his series Le Peintre-Graveur Illustré. Courboin & Roux II, p.156.

 

DE BRAHM, Alcanter. CURIOSITES DE CARNAVALET d’apres des Documents Inedites. Paris: Librairie Française, 1920. 8vo, iii, 230pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Evenly browned, a good copy. $30. ¶ Miscellany including chapters on Voltaire, Marat, the Bastille, Chateaubriand, Hugo, Michelet, Haussmann, etc.

 

DE CHABRILLAN, Comtesse A. UNE AMIE DE VOLTAIRE. Madame de Saint-Julien. (Presses de Gilbert Roux, 1923). 8vo, 68pp, plates. Orig. wrappers. Wears to edges, covers browned, otherwise very good. $35.

 

DE LAHONTAN, Baron. DIALOGUES CURIUEX. Entre L’Auteur et un Sauvage de Bon Sens Qui a Voyage et Mémoires de l’Amérique Septentrionale. Publiés par Gilbert Chinard. Baltimore: John Hopkins Press, 1931. 8vo. 3/4 brown cloth, brown boards, gilt letterING & uncut edges, closed tears to two leaves, otherwise fine. $55. ¶ Limited to 1000 copies.

 

DE ROYAUMONT, Louis. BALZAC ET LA SOCIETE DES GENS DE LETTRES (1833-1913). Paris: Dorbon-Ainé, [1940]. 8vo, 64pp. Uncut. Orig. printed wrappers. Wrappers evenly browned. Otherwise a very good copy. $26.

 

DEBERRE, Emile l’Abbé. LA VIE LITTERAIRE A DIJON AU XVIIIe SIECLE. D’après des Documents Nouveaux. Paris: Alphonse Picard, 1902. 4to, 413pp. Orig. printed wrappers, spine splitting, some foxing, wear to extremities, otherwise a good copy. $20. ¶ Thèse présentée a la Faculté des Lettres de l’Université de Dijon.

 

DEBRE, Michel. LA REPUBLIQUE ET SES PROBLEMES. Paris: Editions Nagel, (1952). 8vo, 223pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lightly browned, a very good copy. $20.

 

DEBU-BRIDEL, Jacques. DEROUTE. Paris: Gallimard, (1942). 8vo, 346pp. Orig. printed wrappers, some edge wears to the spine & front covers, browned throughout, a very good copy. $15. ¶ Dixiéme édition.

 

DEDEYAN, Charles. GERARD DE NERVAL ET L’ALLEMAGNE. Paris: Société d’Edition d’Enseignement Superieur, 1957-58. 2 vols, 8vo, 265, 679pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good, uncut set.. $85. ¶ Villas, Gérard de Nerval, A Critical Bibliography, 106: The first vol. of this monumental work is a biographical study of the poet and of the influence of Germany on his life and personality. Particular emphasis is placed on Gérard’s translations of such German poets as Goethe, Hoffmann, Kotzebue, and Heine. In the second vol (by far more valuable than the first) the author proposes to "étudier en fonction des jugements de Nerval sur la littérature allemande…" He investigates at great length Nerval’s poetic imitations of Heine, the presence of Hoffman in the poet’s "contes fantasiques," and above all, the influence of Goethe and Klinger on Gérard’s literary creation." A third part was issued in 1959.

 

DELBOUILLE, Maurice. SUR LA GENESE DE LA CHANSON DE ROLAND. Bruxelle: Palais des Académiques, 1954. 8vo, xi, 167pp. Orig. printed wrappers, stains on the front cover, a very good copy. $35.

 

DELOFFRE, Frédéric. MARIVAUX ET LE MARIVAUDAGE. Paris: Société d’Edition Les Belles Lettres,

1955. 4t0, 603pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light foxing & tears on the spine, a very good unopened copy. $25.

 

DELVAU, Alfred. DICTIONNAIRE EROTIQUE MODERNE Par un Professeur de Langue Verte…Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée considérablement augmentée par l’auteur et enrichie de nombreuses citations. Paris: Cercle du Livre Precieux, 1960. 8vo, xvii, 362pp. Black moire silk with matching slicase. Very good. $100. ¶ Modern reprint of the final edition. Delvau’s (1825-1867) erotic dictionary was first published in a small edition in 1864 and other editions appeared in 1874, 1875, and 1880. Delvau, journalist and author of various works on Parisian life, wrote this fascinating work which was first published secretly by the Count de Jules Gay. It provides insights into the argot of 19th century France with definitions for such terms as magasin de blanc, prunes de monsieur, and violon. Pia p.364.

 

DEMAISON, André. D’AUTRES BETES QU’ON APPELLE SAUVAGES. La Comédie Animale. Paris: Les Ecrivains Français, 1934. 4to, 256pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in black & red, foxing to last few pages, otherwise a very good unopened copy on Arch paper. $35. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author to Mr & Mme Jean Loubet, daughter & son-in-law of the famous parisian publisher Edouard Champion.

 

DEREME, Tristan. L’ESCARGOT BLEU. Paris: Editions Bernard Grasset, (1936). 8vo, 280pp. Green quarter morroco over contemporary marbled boards & endpapers, raised bands, title in gilt, orig. printed wrappers bound in, light wear to spine but a very good copy. $200. ¶ First Edition, one of 16 numbered copies on Velin pur Fil, this copy warmly inscribed by the author to his friend & publisher Edouard Champion. With an additional letter and one postcard from the author to E. Champion & 2 newspapers articles about "L’Escargot Bleu" bound in.

 

DEREME, Tristan. LA VERDURE DOREE. Poèmes. Le Parfum des Roses Fanées. Les Ironies Sentimentales. Petits Poèmes. Erene ou l’Eté Fleuri. Le Poème de la Pipe et de l’Escargot. Le Poème des Chimères Etranglées. Préface de M. Philippe Hue. Paris Emile-Paul Frères, 1922. 8vo, x, 270pp. Orig. printed wrappers, title lettered in red & black, tears to spine, otherwise a very good uncut & unopened copy. From the library of Edouard Champion. $150. ¶ First Collected Edition, limited to 50 large-paper numbered copies on Lafuma Paper. With an additional letter from the author to the poet Jean Pellerin. Dereme (pseud of Philippe Huc) experimented freely with modern verse forms. Talvart & Place 14A.

 

DEREME, Tristan. LE POISSON ROUGE. Paris: Editions Bernard Grasset, (1934). 8vo, 317pp. Red quarter morroco, marbled boards & endpapers, raised bands, spine title in gilt, orig. printed wrappers preserved, a nearly fine copy. $100. ¶ A presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author to the publisher Edouard Champion. Dereme (pseud of Philippe Huc) experimented freely with modern literary forms.

 

DEREME, Tristan. SONGES DU POETE. Paris: Editions Emile-Paul Frères, (1931). 8vo, 27pp. Orig. green printed wrappers, a very nice unopened copy. $60. ¶ First Edition, with a long signed inscription to Edouard Champion, and additional initialled by the author on the limitation leaf. Dereme (pseud of Philippe Huc) experimented freely with modern literary forms. Talvart & Place 39.

 

DEREME, Tristan. SOUS LES TROENES DU BEARN. AUTOUR DE LA FONTAINE ET DE SES ELEGIES. Bois Gravé par Jean Chieze. Saint-Félicien-en-Vivarais: Edition du Pigeonnier, 1928. 8vo, 62pp. Orig. printed wrappers, title lettered in red & black, some browning to wrappers and endpaper, otherwise a very nice unopened copy. $150. ¶ First Edition, limited to 775 numbered copies on Vergé Montgolfier d’Annonay Paper. A presentation copy, "poetically" inscribed by the author. Dereme (pseud of Philippe Huc) experimented freely with modern literary forms. Talvart & Place 32.

 

DERENNES, Charles. LES CONQUERANTS D’IDOLES ET AUTRES AVENTURES. Collection Littéraire des Romans d’Aventures. Paris: L’Edition Française Illustrée, 1919. 8vo, 263pp. Orig. illustrated wrappers, a very good copy from the library of Edouard Champion. $60. ¶ First Edition, warmly inscribed by the author to the poet Pellerin: "A Jean Pellerin, cavalier des belles fantaisies et, comme tel, mille fois aimable et mille fois poète". Talvart & Place 18.

 

DESCHAMPS, Jules. CHATEAUBRIAND EN ANGLETERRE. Paris: Albert, (1934). 8vo, 205pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, a very good copy. $25.

 

DESGRANGES, Henry Légier. MADAME DE MOYSAN ET L’EXTRAVAGANTE AFFAIRE DE L’HOPITAL GENERAL 1749-1758. Du Jansénisme à la Révolution. Paris: Hachette, (1954). 8vo, xv, 478pp. Orig. illustrated wrappers, wear to extremities, slightly soiled, uniformly browned, otherwise a good copy. $25.

 

DIBON, Paul.(Pub’s de l’Institut Français d’Amsterdam Maison Descartes) PIERRE BAYLE. Le Philosophe de Rotterdam. Etudes & Documents… Paris: Librairie Urin, 1959. 8vo, 255pp, frontispiece portrait. Orig. printed wrappers. With few ink notes, otherwise very good copy. $35.

 

DIDEROT, Denis. ELEMENTS DE PHYSIOLOGIE. Edition critique, avec une introduction et des notes by Jean Mayer. Paris: Librairie Marcel Didier, 1964. 8vo, lxxxi, 387pp. Orig. printed wrappers, few notes scattered in the text, a very good copy. $30.

 

DIDEROT, Denis. LE NEVEU DE RAMEAU Suivi d’autres oœuvres du même auteur préséntées par André Billy. Paris: Payot, [1925]. 8vo, xvi, 296, (5)pp, engraved head- & tailpieces, illus. Orig. decorative wrappers (light fading & soil), some ink annotations on final blank. Otherwise a nearly fine, unopened copy. $60. ¶ First Edition. "The best edition of Diderot in French is that prepared by André Billy for the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade (1935, rev. 1946)" Kunitz & Colby, European Authors, p. 230.

 

DIDEROT, Denis. PENSEES PHILOSOPHIQUES. Edition Critique avec Introduction, notes, & bibliographie par Ropbert Niklaus. Genève: Librairie E. Droz, 1950. 8vo, xxvi, 68pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Notes scattered in the text, evenly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $20.

 

(Diderot). MASSIET du BIEST, Jean. LA FILLE DE DIDEROT. Extraits de sa Correspondance inédite avec son Mari et avec Jacques-Henri Meister, de Zurich. Tours: Chez l’Auteur, aux Archives Departementales d’Indre-et-Loire, 1949. 4to, viii, 230pp. Orig. printed wrappers, foot of spine chipped, browned throughout, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $25.

 

DILLER, George. LES DAMES DES ROCHES. ÉTUDE SUR LA VIE LITTÉRAIRE À POITIERS DANS LA DEUXIÈME MOITIÉ DU XVIe SIÈCLE. Paris: E. Droz, 1936. 8vo, (8),205, (3)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, very good. $35. ¶ Inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf.

 

DINET, E[tienne]. and Sliman Ben Ibrahim Bamer MIRAGES. Scènes de la Vie Arabe. Compositions de E. Dinet. Commentées par Sliman Ben Ibrahim Bamer. Paris: L’Edition d’Art, (1906). Large 8vo, 222, (8)pp, frontispiece, many plates and text illus., all in color. Contemporary three quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettering, red, green and gilt dec. to spine, teg, original wrappers preserved, fine. $300. ¶ First Edition, limited to 400 copies, of which 348 are on papier vélin à la cuve by Blanchet et Kléber. Handsomely bound by Champs-Stroobants. Scarce.

 

DORGELES, Roland. BOUQUET DE BOHEME. (Ottawa): Albin Michel, Le Cercle du Livre Français, (1948). 8vo, 349pp, (1). Orig. printed wrappers, title lettered in green, name on endpaper, a very clean copy. $20.

 

DRIEU LA ROCHELLE, Pierre. LE FEU FOLLET. Paris: Gallimard, (1931). 12mo, 213pp. Printed wrappers, browned throughout, otherwise very good. $100. ¶ Sixth edition of a famed novel of drug addiction. Drieu la Rochelle (1893-1945), although not himself a morphiniste, is said to have based this work on the life of his friend the surrealiste-suicidiste Jacques Rigaut. Liedekerke p..218-19.

 

DUBEUX, Albert. LES TRADUCTIONS FRANÇAISES DE SHAKESPEARE. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1928. 8vo, 81, (2)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, signature to upper cover. Good. $25. ¶ Published as the "fifteenth notebook" of the Études Françaises, founded by the Society of French Professors in America.

 

DUBOSQ, Yves Zacharie. LE LIVRE FRANÇAIS ET DON COMMERCE EN HOLLANDE DE 1750 A 1780. (D’après des Documents Inédits). Amsterdam: H. J. Paris, 1925. 8vo, xii, 166pp. Orig. printed wrappers worn & foxed, notes on endpapers, otherwise a good copy. $30.

 

[DUMARCHEY, Pierre]. Pierre Mac Orlan. LA GLACE A 2 FACES. Un Essai de… 40 Portraits de Michel Cot. 40 Autoportraits. Paris: Arthaud, 1957. 4to, 168, (7)pp, 40 b&w tipped-in photo prints, 40 drawings. Pale blue buckram, blue and green lettered, dust jacket, gift inscription, very good in like dj. $100. ¶ First Edition. Mac Orlan’s essay accompanies Cot’s photographs of French cultural icons Georges Braque, Bernard Buffet, Blaise Cendrars, Colette, Utrillo, Chevalier, Picasso, Yves Montand, Leslie Caron, Jeanne Moreau, Jean Renoir, Sartre, and 28 others, with their own self-portraits.

 

DUMESNIL, René. LA PUBLICATION DES SOIREES DE MEDAN. Paris: Société d’Editions Littéraires et Techniques, 1933. 8vo, 207pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Ownership stamp on the title page. Otherwise a very good copy. $25.

 

DUMUCHESKY, Francois. CINQ SEMAINES DE CRUAUTE Ou L’étrange histoire des demoiselles Montgolfière. Collages. Paris: Editions Dominique Leroy, 1980. 4to, 62, (2)pp, 54 illus. Illus. glossy boards, mild wear to extremities, otherwise very good. $35. ¶ First Edition. The provocative text of Five Weeks of Cruelty, or the Strange History of the Montgolfière Girls is highlighted by Dumuchesky’s collages of erotic fetishism and sexual extreme.

 

DURAS, [Claire Lechat de Kersaint] Madame de. EDOUARD. Préface de Sainte Beuve. Paris: Société des Medicins Bibliophiles, 1926. 8vo, (20), xiii, 180, (3)pp, frontisportrait in color, facsimile of both the printed wrapper of the 1825 printing & of the orig. title-page, & facsimile the ms. Orig. half red morocco, a very good copy. $100. ¶ One of 120 copies of a total edition of 348. Duras (1778-1828) wrote two of the most remarkable novels of her time, involving racial and sexual taboos: Ourika about a young black woman’s love for a white nobleman, and Edouard, a tale of the illicit love of an adopted child for his ‘sister.’ This edition has a new introduction and is handsomely printed on fine paper.

 

DUTOURD, Jean. AU BON BEURRE. Paris: Gallimard, (1952). 8vo, 305pp. Orig. printed wrappers, browned throughout, a tear on the title-page, otherwise a very good copy. $20. ¶ First Edition, made into a movie with Roger Hanin.

 

DUVERNOIS, Henri. MAXIME. Paris: Henry Babou, 1929. 4to, 186, (3)pp, 65 orig. woodcuts by Carlègle. Orig. printed wrappers, slipcase, fine copy, case faded. $250. ¶ Edition Limited to 50 copies on fine paper, with an extra suite of plates printed in sanguine, of a total edition of 450 copies. A beautifully stylized work typical of the twenties, with woodcuts throughout.

 

(Editions de Minuit.) EDITIONS DE MINUIT. Les Volumes de la Presente Collection constituent la Premiere Edition Publique des Editions de Minuit. Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, (1944-45). 20 volumes, 12mo. Orig. printed wrappers, very good in later slipcase. $2000.

¶ Complete run of the first public appearance of the "Editions de Minuit," originally issued clandestinely during the Nazi Occupation of 1942-44. The publishers have conserved the original clandestine presentation: each volume is marked by a letter at the foot of the spine, composing: *.E.D.I.T.I.O.N.S.*. D.E.*. M.I.N.U.I.T.*. Most of the writers used pseudonyms: Mauriac (as Forez), Aragon (La Colere & Temoin des Martyrs), Elsa Triolet (Daniele), J. Debu-Budel (Argonne), E. Thomas (Auxois), J. Cassou (Noir), P. Bost (Vivarais), C. Aveline (Minervois), C. Morgane (Mortagne), J. Guehenno (Cevennes), G. Adam (Hainaut), Vercors, and Thimerais. Steinbeck (an author "from beyond the seas") contributed The Moon is Down, translated here for the first time in its entirety as Nuits Noirs, 1944.

 

EDMOND-ABOUT, Pierre. L’OMBRE VERTE. New York & Montreal: Le Cercle du Livre de France, (1947). 8vo, 161pp, with a map of Indochina. Orig. green printed wrappers, ownership signature, otherwise a fine copy. $60. ¶ First Edition of this account of French resistance fighters in French Indo-China during the Japanese invasion. The author's route through Laos, Cambodia, Tonkin, Annam & Vietnam is traced on the map.

 

ELKINGTON, Margery E. LES RELATIONS DE SOCIETE ENTRE L’ANGLETERRE ET LA FRANCE SOUS LA RESTAURATION (1914-1830). Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, 1929. 8vo, 208pp. Orig. printed wrappers, spine chipped and reglued, browned throughout, a good copy. $20.

 

ELUARD, Paul and Benjamin Peret. 152 PROVERBES MIS AU GOUT DU JOUR. Paris: La Revolution Surrealiste, 1925. 12mo, 28pp. Orig. printed wrappers, fine. $350. ¶ Surrealist proverbs by two of the leading poets of the group; among the sayings are "Kill two stones with one bird" and "A leaf precedes the wind." Gershman p.18.

 

(Erotica). LA SECTE DES ANANDRYNES. Confession de Mademoiselle Sapho. Introduction et Notes par Jean Hervez [i.e. Raoul Vèze]. Paris: Bibliothèque des Curieux, (1920). 12mo, xxxvi, 144pp. Orig. wrappers printed in red & black, very good. $100. ¶ One of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies on papier d’Arches. This is another volume in the Coffret du Bibliophile series. Pia, Les Livres de l’Enfer, pp.1219-20. Cf. Bibliothèque la Léonina III, p.64. Not in Perceau nor Kearney. This edition not in NUC.

 

ESTAUNIÉ, Édouard. L’ASCENSION DE M. BASLEVRE. Paris: Perrin, 1928. 8vo, quarter calf a bit rubbed, browned, with the orig. wrappers. bound in. $25. ¶ With the signature of poet Robert Merrill, dated 1928. First issued in 1921.

 

ÉSTAUNIÉ, Édouard. L’ASCENSION DE M. BASLÈVRE. Roman. Paris: Perrin, 1928. 8vo, (8), 314, (1)pp. Quarter morocco over marbled boards, orig. wrappers bound in. Ink signature on front pastedown, front joint starting but sound, spine brittle. Good. $20.

 

ESTAUNIE, Edouard. L’INFIRME AUX MAINS DE LUMIERE. "Les Cahiers Verts" Nº24, Publiés sous la Direction de Daniel Halévy. Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1923. 8vo, 176pp. Orig. green printed wrappers, a very good copy. $225. ¶ Limited to 10 numbered & initialled copies hors commerce on Velin Pur Fil Lafuma Créme. A collection of short stories by the Dijon-born novelist (1862-1942) of whom the Oxford Companion writes: "Subdued, somewhat etiolated melancholy and a RC bias characterize his studies of superfically placid lives which conceal emotional stress, spiritual suffering, occasionally even crime."

 

ESTEVE, Edmond. ETUDES DE LITTERATURE PREROMANTIQUE. Le Sens de la Vie dans l’Oeuvre d’André Chenier. Le Comte d’Emma et Egingard dans la Litterature Française. Dix-huitieme siecle et Romantisme. Le "Theatre Monacal" sous la Revolution; ses prècédents et ses suites. Le Père du Mélodrame: Guilbert de Pexerécourt. De Shakespeare a Musset: Variations sur la "Romance du Saule". Documents Inédits sur Guilbert de Pixerecourt. Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, 1923. 8vo, vi, 224pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, a very good unopened copy. $30.

 

ESTRÉE, Paul d’ & Albert Callet. LA DUCHESSE D’AIGUILLON (1726-1796) d’aprés documents inédits. Paris: Émile-Paul, 1912. 8vo, (10), vi, 432pp. Original wrappers bound into quarter cloth over boards, gilt letter on spine. Light sporadic foxing & browning. Good. $45.

 

ETIENNE, Servais. LE GENRE ROMANESQUE EN FRANCE DEPUIS L’APPARITION DE LA "NOUVELLE HELOISE" JUSQU’AUX APPROCHES DE LA REVOLUTION.

Bruxelles: Maurice Lamertin, 1922. 4to, 440pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light edge wear, some foxing on the front covers, a good unopened copy. $30.

 

FABRE, Jean. STANISLAS-AUGUSTE PONIATOWSKI ET L’EUROPE DES LUMIERES. Paris: Societé d’Edition: Les Belles Lettres, 1952. 4to, 746pp. Orig. printed wrappers spotted, browned throughout, othewise a very good copy. $30.

 

FABRE-LUCE, Alfred. JOURNAL DE LA FRANCE 1939-1944. Genève: les Editions du Cheval Ailé, Constant Bourquin, (1946). 2 vols, 8vo, 343pp; (7),pp.352-661. Orig. printed wrappers, light wear, very good copies. $35. ¶ Edition Définitive.

 

FAGUET, Émile DIX-NEUVIÈME SIÈCLE Études Littéraires. Paris: Boivin, n.d. 8vo, 451pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Ownership stamp on upper cover, foot of spine torn, extremities chipped, soiled overall. Fair. $20. ¶ George Sand, Merimee, Gautier, Balzac, et al.

 

FARRERE, Claude. SHAHRA SULTANE ou les Sanglantes Amours authentiques et mirifiques de Sultan Shah’Riar… Paris: Dorbon-Ainé, [1923]. 4to, 70, (3)pp, illus. throughout by Rassenfosse printed in colors. Orig. decorative wrappers, a fine unopened copy. $400. ¶ Limited to 400 copies, this copy printed for Louis Dorbon the publisher. A delightful tale of ancient Persia with charming illustrations in the text. Mahé II, 21. NUC notes three copies.

 

(Fayet). FRANÇOIS. Le Petit Pauvre aux petits enfants de son Ami Gustave Fayet, jardinier des tapis et tapissier des Fleurs pour la Saint Jean. [Paris]: 1925. Large 8vo, [35]ff text, and 60 plates. Orig. wrappers, unopened, as new. $300. ¶ LIMITED TO 60 COPIES. This curious book consists of preliminary text printed in red in a calligraphic hand, unsigned but probably Fayet, followed by text in black in Fayet’s handwriting and signed by him, followed by fantastic pen-and-ink drawings of imaginary flowers unsigned but also presumably by Fayet; the colophon likewise is written out by Fayet. The text suggests that it was a jeu d’esprit originally created by Fayet for his children and privately issued in this tiny edition for the delight of his friends. Mahé lists two works illustrated by Fayet but not this title; Not in NUC under title or Fayet.

 

(Fédération Internationale des Langues et Litteratures Modernes.) ACTES DU CINQUIEME CONGRES INTERNATIONAL DES LANGUES ET LITTERATURES MODERNES. LES LANGUES ET LITTERATURES MODERNES DANS LEURS RELATIONS AVEC LES BEAUX-ARTS. Florence, 27-31 Mars 1951. Florence: Valmartina, 1955. Large 4to, xv, 546pp. Orig. printed wrappers, foxing & slight wear, internally a very good copy. $30.

 

FEUGERE, A. LE MOUVEMENT RELIGIEUX DANS LA LITTERATURE DU XVII SIECLE. Paris: Boivin, 1938. 8vo, ix, 173pp. Orig. printed wrappers. A very good copy. $20.

 

FINCH, David. LA CRITIQUE PHILOSOPHIQUE DE PASCAL AU XVIIIe SIECLE. A Dissertation. Philadelphia, 1949. 8vo, 84pp. Orig. printed wrappers slightly foxed, notes scattered in the text, otherwise a good copy. $20. ¶ Signed copy of this dissertation.

 

FITE, A.-G. FRANÇOIS DE CUREL VU PAR UN ETRANGER. IMPRESSIONS INTIMES. Paris: Librairie Armand Colin, 1929. Small 4to, 23pp. Orig. printed wrappers, browned, otherwise a very good copy. $20. ¶ Signed copy.

 

FLACH, Jacques. LA POESIE ET LE SYMOBLISME DANS L’HISTOIRE DES INSTITUTIONS HUMAINE. Paris: La Revue Politique et Littéraire, La Revue Scientifique, 1910. 8vo, 44pp, printed wrappers, backstrip torn. $20.

 

(Flaubert). GUSTAVE FLAUBERT ET MADAME BOVARY. Exposition organisée pour le centenaire de la publication du roman. Paris: Bib. Nationale, 1957. 8vo, 26pp & 4 plates. Glossy printed wrappers, fine. $20.

 

FLAUBERT, Gustave. LA TENTATIµON DE SAINT ANTOINE. Avec une Introduction de Paul Valéry et des Illustrations de J.-G. Daragnès. Paris: 1942. 4to, 221pp, illustrated throughout in color with plates, & head- & tail-pieces. Orig. full brown calf elaborately stamped in blind, backstrip lettered in gilt, a very fine copy sumptuously bound & signed by René Kieffer. $450. ¶ Limited Edition, beautifully illustrated and bound during the second World War.

 

FLAUBERT, Gustave. SALAMMBO, Avec Six Hors-Texte en Couleurs et des Ernements Graves sur Bois par F.-L. Schmied. Paris: "Le Livre," 1923. 8vo, (4), 413pp, head & tailpieces in black, 6 orig. color wood-engraved plates. Orig. blue wrappers, the title embossed in silver, light edge wear. Very good. $1750. ¶ Limited to 1030 numbered copies, the six color plates printed separetly by Schmied. Nasti B3. Ritchie 23.

 

FORAIN. LA COMEDIE PARISIENNE. Deuxieme Série de la Comédie Parisienne. 188 Dessins. (Paris): Librairie Plon, [ca. 1900]. 8vo, 188p. Orig. printed wrappers, title lettered in red & black, missing 1"x 1/2" section to foot of spine, slightly sunned, otherwise a very good copy. $200. ¶ A presentation copy, inscribed by Forain to Girard.

 

(Fouché, Joseph). MADELIN, Louis. FOUCHE 1759-1820. Ouvrage Couronné par l’Académie Française, Prix Triennal Thiers. 16e édition. Paris: Plon, Plon-Nourrit, [ca. 1930]. 2 vols, 4to, xxxiii, 517; 568pp. Orig. printed wrappers, uniformly lightly browned throughout, otherwise very good. $50. ¶ Fouché was the famous Minister of Police under Napoleon. During the revolution he was a member of the Convention Nationale, an enemy of Robespierre, and noted for his anti-clericalism and instigations of mass-shootings. Fouché was largeley responsible for the repressive censorship of books and peridoicals under the Empire. "Le meilleur travail qui ait été éalisé sur Fouché. La préface constitue une excellente bibliographie…" (Marcel Le Clère, Bibliographie Critique de la Police), 681.

 

FOUREST, Georges. LA NEGRESSE BLONDE. Portrait & Frontispice de Georges Villa. Paris: "La Connaissance," 1920. 8vo, 127pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slightly sunned, otherwise a very nice copy. $75. ¶ Limited to 435 numbered copies, a new edition with two new poems and with a portrait & frontispiece of Georges Fourest by Georges Villa.

 

FRANCE, Anatole. CRAINQUEBILLE. PUTOIS, RIQUET ET PLUSIEURS AUTRES RECITS PROFITABLES. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, [n.d., 1904]. 8vo, 331pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slightly browned, head of spine chipped, otherwise a very good copy from the library of Edouared Champion. $35. ¶ New Edition, including: Pensés de Riquet, La Cravate, Onésime Dupont, Les Grandes Manoeuvres a Montil, Emile, Adrienne Buquet, La Pierre Gravée, La Signora Chiara, Les Juges Intègres, Le Christ de l’Océan, Jean Marteau, Monsieur Thomas, Vol Domestique, Edmée ou la Charité placée. Talvart & Place 47C.

 

(FRANCE, Anatole). DISCOURS PRONONCE PAR ANATOLE FRANCE, A LA MEMOIRE DE PAUL-LOUIS COURIER, Vigneron de la Chavonnier, Assassine le 10 Avril 1825. Paris: Pour les Amis de la Liberté, [Jacques Lion], 1925. 8vo, 12pp. Orig. printed yellow wrappers, nearly fine. $200. ¶ First Edition, one of 5 copies on yellow paper of a total edition of 61, with an autograph letter from the publisher, Jacques Lion, to Edouard Champion. Talvart & Place 103.

 

FRANCE, Anatole. LES SEPT FEMMES DE LA BARBE-BLEUE & Autres Contes Merveilleux. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1909. 8vo, 306, (2)pp. Half blue morocco, gilt title, t.e.g. Fine copy with the wrappers bound in. Ex libris: Paul Jordan Smith. $100. ¶ First Edition. Talvart & Place 71.

 

FRANCE, Anatole. SUR LA PIERRE BLANCHE. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, [n.d., 1905]. 8vo, 320pp. Contemporary three quarter brown morocco over marbled boards, teg, original wrappers preserved, mild wear at corners and spine head, otherwise fine. $60. ¶ First Edition, handsomely bound by Ausfourd. Talvart & Place 60A.

 

FRANK, Grace. THE MEDIEVAL FRENCH DRAMA. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1954. 8vo, 296pp. Red cloth, gilt spine, d.j. Head of d.j. chipped, otherwise very good. $30.

 

FUNCK-BRENTANO, Frantz. LA BASTILLE DES COMÉDIENS, Le For L’Évêque. Avec 11 Gravures Hors Texte. Paris: Albert Fontemoing, 1903. 8vo, 316pp, frontispiece, illus. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good. $20.

 

FUNCK-BRENTANO, Frantz. LES LETTRES DE CACHET. Paris: Hachette, 1926. 8vo, 254, (1)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slight overall wear & uniform browning. Very good. $25.

 

FUNCK-BRENTANO, Frantz. LES NOUVELLISTES. Avec la collaboration de M. Paul D’Estrée. Paris: Hachette, 1905. 8vo, (8), 331, (4)pp, frontispiece, 6 plates (1 folding), and with 8pp publisher’s catalogue. Orig. yellow printed wrappers, chipped & dust-soiled, spine extremely rubbed, interior very good. $35. ¶ Second Edition. Cf. Cabeen 3381.

 

GAUDIN, Lois S. LES LETTRES ANGLAISES DANS L’ENCYCLOPEDIE. New York; 1942. 8vo, xviii, 256pp. Orig. printed wrappers. With few ink notes on free endpaper, otherwise a very good copy. $35.

 

GAUTIER, Théophile. ÉMAUX ET CAMÉES. Édition Critique publiée par Jacques Madeleine. Paris: Hachette, 1927. 8vo, (4), xvi,166, (5)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, extremities chipped. Very good. $20. ¶ One of Gautier’s most celebrated works in verse contains L’Art, "the poem that has become the manifest-recipe of pure art and craftsmanship"(Kunitz & Colby, p. 319). Gautier is also known for his creation of the ballets Giselle and La Péri for his great love, ballerina Carlotta Grisi.

 

GENET, F. Mgr. L’ABBE DE VERMOND. Lecteur de Marie-Antoinette (1770-1789). Niort: Imprimerie Saint-Denis, 1940. 4to, 59pp. Orig. printed wrappers, previous owner’s signature on the front cover, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $20.

 

GENET, Jean. JOURNAL DU VOLEUR. Paris: Gallimard, (1949). 8vo, 285pp. Orig. printed wrappers. A very good copy. 23rd edition. $20.

 

GENEVOIX, Maurice. RABOLIOT. Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1925. 8vo, 349pp with woodcut title page. Quarter morocco over speckled boards, head of spine bumped and spine rubbed, interior very good. $20.

 

(Gide, Andre). HOMMAGE À ANDRÉ GIDE. Études - Souvenirs -Tèmoignages. Paris: Éditions du Capitole, 1928. 8vo, 235pp. Original printed wrappers, browned, very good copy. $35. ¶ First Edition, including a bibliography of Gide’s work to 1928. Contributions by Paul Morand, François Mauriac, André Maurois, Henry de Montherlant, Paul Valéry, J.-E. Blanche, at al.

 

(Gide, Andre). DELAY, Jean. LA JEUNESSE D’ANDRE GIDE. André Gide avant André Walter 1869-1890. Vocations, III. Collection dirigée par Henri Mondor de l’Académie Française. (Paris): Gallimard, (1956). 8vo, 602pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in green & black, slightly wear to extremities, few pen-marks in the text, otherwise a very good copy. $20. ¶ Dixième édition.

 

GIDNEY, Lucy M. L’INFLUENCE DES ETATS-UNIS D’AMERIQUE SUR BRISSOT, CONDORCET ET Mme ROLAND. Paris: Editions Rieder, 1930. 4to, 176pp. Orig. printed wrappers, covers sunned, browned throughout, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $50. ¶ First Edition.

 

GIRAUD, Jean. L’ECOLE ROMANTIQUE FRANÇAISE. Les Doctrines et les Hommes. Paris: Librairie Armand Colin, 1931. 8vo, 203pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Ownership stamp & few ink notes scattered in text, spine worn. Otherwise a very good copy. $20. ¶ Second edition.

 

GIRAUD, Jeanne. MANUEL DE BIBLIOGRAPHIE LITTÉRAIRE Pour les XVIe, XVIIe, et XVIIIe Siècles Français 1921-1935. Paris: J. Vrin, 1939. 8vo, xvii, (2), 304, (1)pp. Blue cloth with gilt title on spine, orig. wrappers bound in. Lightest wear. Very good. $35.

 

GIRAUDOUX, Jean. AMICA AMERICA. Un Voyage de Jean Giraudoux Illustré par les Dessins de Maxime Dethomas. Paris: Emilel Paul Frères, (1919). 8vo, 127pp, illustrated. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, a very clean copy on de Mondeure paper. $85. ¶ First Edition, limited to 500 copies. Giraudoux, a diplomat by career, was sent to America after the First World War; he returned with Amica America. Talvart & Place 7.

 

GIRAUDOUX, Jean. AMPHITRYON 38, Comédie en Trois Actes. Paris: Bernard Grasset, (1929). 8vo, orig. printed wrappers. Very good in glassine. $150. ¶ First Edition, copy no. X of 68 copies on Vélin printed "spécialement pour l’Auteur et ses amis," this copy from the library of Edouard Champion.

 

GIRAUDOUX, Jean. JULIETTE AU PAYS DES HOMMES. Paris: Paul-Emile Freres, 1924 [ie, 1937]. 8vo, 251pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in black & blue, uniformly browned, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $50. ¶ New edition. Originally published in 1924 by Emile-Paul Freres, Juliette was re-issued in 1934 by Bernard Grasset, followed by the present new edition. Talvart & Place 16A.

 

GIRAUDOUX, Jean. L’ECOLE DES INDIFFERENTS. Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1911. 8vo, 225pp. Orig. printed grey wrappers, slightly wear to extremities of spine, otherwise a very nice copy. $100. ¶ First Edition of the author’s second book. Talvart & Place 2A.

 

GIRAUDOUX, Jean. LA PRIERE SUR LA TOUR EIFFEL. Avec des ornements typographiques de Daragnès. Paris: Emile-Paul Frères, [Paris, Impr. Louis Kaldor], 1923. 8vo, 42pp, illust. by Daragnès. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, a very nice copy. $75. ¶ First Edition, one of 900 numbered copies.

 

GIRAUDOUX, Jean. SIEGFRIED ET LE LIMOUSIN. Prix Balzac 1923. Eau-Forte par Hermine David. Paris: Collection des Prix Litteraires, Les Arts et Le Livre, 1926. 4to, etched frontispiece by Hermine David, 225pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very nice copy on Rives paper. $350. ¶ Inscribed by the author to Parisian publisher Edouard Champion. Limited to 725 copies.Talvart & Place 12B.

 

GIRAUDOUX, Jean. SODOME ET GOMORRHE. Pièce en Deux Actes. Illustrations de Christian Bérard. Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1943. 4to, 139, (5)pp. Orig. illustrated wrappers, slightly wear to extremities, otherwise a very good copy. $75. ¶ First Edition. Sodome & Gomorrhe was one of the two plays produced during the World War & the last play by Girodoux (1882-1944) to be produced in his lifetime. It is a study, made all the more bitter by the brilliance & paradox of the dialogue, of enmity & incomprehension between the sexes.Berard designed the costumes, and Honegger wrote the music, and Boris Kochno did the lighting.

 

GIRAUDOUX, Jean. VISITE CHEZ LE PRINCE. Avec des ornements typographiques de Daragnès.. Paris: Emile-Paul Frères, [Paris, Impr. Louis Kaldor] 1924. 8vo, 76pp with frontispiece by Daragnès. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, a very clean & nice copy. $100. ¶ First Edition, one of 75 on Hollande, of a total edition of 1100.

 

GOBINEAU, Comte de. ADELAIDE. (Nouvelle Inédite) précédé d’une notice par André de Hevesy. Paris: Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, 1914. 8vo, 57, (4)pp. Blue quarter morroco over marbled papers, raised bands, title lettered in gilt, marbled papers endpapers, orig. printed wrappers preserved, a very nice copy. $300. ¶ First Edition, limited to 350 numbered copies, this copy warmly inscribed by André de Hevesy to Edouard Champion.

 

GOBINEAU, [Joseph-Arthur] Comte de. LES PLEIADES. Paris: Les Editions G. Cres, 1924. 2 vols, 8vo, ii, 262; 222pp. Orig. printed wrappers, browned throughout, otherwise very good unopened copies. $40. ¶ This novel, his most celebrated, shows the influence of Stendhal whom Gobineau appreciated while few other critics did. First published in 1874. Talvart & Place 16.

 

GODARD D’AUCOURT, (Claude). THEMIDORE Ou Mon Histoire et celle de Ma Maitresse. Paris: Charles Carrington, 1908. Tall 8vo, xxv, 121pp, 25 engravings. Quarter blue calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered and ornamented, raised bands, teg, untrimmed, marbled endpapers, lt. wear to extremities, otherwise very good. $450. ¶ Carrington’s beautiful edition of the 18th century French erotic classic, limited to 475 copies of which nos. 21-50 are on papier du Japon with each engraving in three states; this copy letterpressed no. 29. The galant engravings are by Albert Bessé after original illustrations by Alfred Plauzeau (1875-1918). Printed by Charles Hérissey, an extremely rare Carrington volume not found in any of the standard references to erotica. Benezit, Dictionnaire, p.380; cf. Pia 1314, 1315.

 

GODOY, Armand. CAMELEON. [with] MIOMANDRE, Francis de. CAMELEON. [both] Paris: Emil-Paul Frères, 1927. 2 vols, 4to, orig. wrappers, paper labels, slipcase with silk ties. Fine unopened copies. $145. ¶ First Edition, published together and limited to 253 copies each. Each copy is inscribed by the author to S.A.R. Marie Bonaparte Princesse de Grèce. Godoy (b.1880) was a Cuban poet who began to write after retiring from the tobacco trade and found his voice in the French language. Miomandre (b. 1880) was a prolific essayist, novelist, and poet, a surrealist ahead of his time. A friend of Gide and Claudel, and central to literary Paris from an early age, he edited numerous magazines and translated Spanish and Spanish-American writers. T & P 195-200 (Godoy); 191-243 (Miomandre).

 

(Goncourt). FUCHS, Max. LEXIQUE DU "JOURNAL DES GONCOURT," Cƒontribution à l’Histoire de la Langue Française pendant la Seconde Moitié du XIXe Siècle. Paris: Edouard Cornély, 1912. 8vo, xxxii, 151pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good. $75. ¶ Lexicon of terms employed by the Goncourt brothers.

 

(Gouncourt). SABATIER, Pierre. L’ESTHETIQUE DES GONCOURT. Thèse pour le doctorat… Paris: Hachette, 1920. 8vo, (6), 632pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Edmond & Jules Goncourt with facing facsimiles of letters by each brother. Unopened orig. wrappers, faded, one corner chipped. $45. ¶ First Edition of Sabatier’s doctoral thesis on the Goncourt brothers. Part I documents their youth and the important influences of Poe, Heine, Flaubert, St. Beuve, Baudelaire and their early studies in 17th and 18th century culture upon their aesthetic theories of "art for art's sake." Part II includes a sophisticated and original treatment of the Goncourts’ notions of beauty and imagination. Sabatier reassesses their ultra-refined sensibilities and the harsh judgements of critics ("overly charmed by bibelots and the bizarre") in this perceptive study of the 19th century originators of "documentary fiction" and publishers of the important cultural Journal of mid-19th century France.

 

GOURMONT, Jean de. JEAN MOREAS. Biographie Critique Illustrée d’un Portrait-Frontispice et d’un Autographe suivie d’Opinions et d’une Bibliographie. Paris: E. Sansot, 1905. 8vo, 71pp. Quarter marbled boards, orig. printed wrappers bound in, a very good copy. $100. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author to Edouard Champion, the Parisian publisher. Talvart & Place t.vii.

 

GOURMONT, Rémy de. DERNIERES PENSEES INEDITES. Paris: Edouard Champion, (1924). 4to, 68pp. Orig. printed wrappers slightly soiled, otherwise a very good copy. $60. ¶ First Edition, one of 248 copies printed by François Bernouard. Talvart & Place 80.

 

GOURMONT, Rémy de. L’OMBRE D’UNE FEMME. Pièce en un acte en prose et inédite. Paris: Edouard Champion, (1923). 4to, [53]pp. Orig. printed wrappers foxed, internally very good. $75. ¶ First Edition, one of 267 numbered copies, printed by François Bernouard. This work was first published in "L’Imprimerie Gourmontienne", Nº 4 & 5, in 1922 (pp.3 to 15 & pp.3 to 10). Talvart & Place 78.

 

GOURMONT, Rémy de. LES SAINTES DU PARADIS. Paris: René Kieffer, 1922. Sm. 4to, (44)ff unpaginated, each page enclosed in a color-printed border & with a full-page color-printed plate of each saint, all by Auguste Henri Thomas. Orig. printed wrappers, some chipping to spine, otherwise a fine copy with an orig. drawing (by Thomas?) laid in. $200. ¶ Limited to 500 numbered copies. The color printing is by Charpentier, with text in calligraphy. Each Saint has her own section, with a picture depicting her in a setting with text describing her achievements.

 

GOURMONT, Rémy de. PENSEES INEDITES. Paris: Edouard Champion, François Bernouard, (1924). 4to, [3, 74]pp. Orig. printed wrappers a bit soiled, otherwise very good. $100. ¶ First Edition, one of 70 on Arches, of a total edition of 203 numbered copies, printed by François Bernouard. Talvart & Place 79.

 

(Gourmont, Remy de). COULON, Marcel. L’ENSEIGNEMENT DE REMY DE GOURMONT. Avec, en Fac similé, des Textes inédits de Gourmont et son Portrait par Raoul Dufy. Paris: Editions du Siècle, (1925). 12mo, 95pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light foxing to the front cover, previous ownership signature to the half title-page, otherwise a very nice copy. $45. ¶ First Edition, limited to 750 copies. Talvart & Place p.264.

 

(Grafigny). NOEL, G. MADAME DE GRAFIGNY (1695-1758). Paris: Plon-Nourrit, 1913. 8vo, xvi, 395pp. Orig. printed wrappers, cover sunned with small tears, otherwise a very good copy. $30.

 

GRANGES, Ch.-M. des. LA PRESSE LITTERAIRE SOUS LA RESTAURATION 1815-1830. Le Romantisme et la Critique. Paris: Société du Mercure de France, 1907 8vo, 386pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light wear to spine, uniformly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $45. ¶ Second edition.

 

GREGH, Fernand. COULEUR DE LA VIE. Poèsies. Paris: Ernest Flammarion, 1923. 8vo, 287pp. Orig. printed wrappers, title lettered in red, uniformly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $150. ¶ First Edition, warmly inscribed by the author to Paul Fort. Gregh (1873-1960), poet and critic, was the founder in 1902 of the short-lived literary movement known as Humanisme. Talvart & Place 13.

 

GRILLET, Claudius. UN GRAND VIGNERON, LAMARTINE. 40 Lettres Inédites, 14 Gravures. Paris: Librairie Emmanuel Vitte,

1933. 8vo, 234pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slightly sunned. A very good copy. $20. ¶ Second edition.

 

GUITRY, Sacha. L’AMOUR MASQUE. Comédie en Trois Actes et en Vers Libres. Musiques de André Messager. Paris: Librairie Stock, Delaimain, Boutelleau, 1923. 8vo, 145pp. Orig. pink printed wrappers, text uniformly sunned, otherwise a very good copy. $30. ¶ First Trade Edition. Talvart & Place 24B.

 

(Guys). BAUDELAIRE, Charles. LE PEINTRE DE LA VIE MODERNE. Constantin Guys. Paris: René Kieffer, 1923. 4to, 84pp, color frontis., plates & illus. throughout. Half green morocco, orig. wrappers bound in. $250. ¶ Limited to 550 copies, a deluxe edition of Baudelaire’s insightful text on Guys through whom he analyses modern art and life. Freitag 4096.

 

HAUSSONVILLE, Comte de. FEMMES D’AUTREFOIS. HOMMES D’AUJOURD’HUI. Paris: Perrin, 1912. 8vo, (4), 472, (3)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lightly soiled. Very good. $30.

 

HAYEM, Julien. MEMOIRES ET DOCUMENTS POUR SERVIR A L’HISTOIRE DU COMMERCE ET DE L’INDUSTRIE EN FRANCE. Avec une Préface de M. Edgard Depitre. Troisième Série avec 9 Gravures hors texte. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1913. 4to, xii, 321pp, 9 plates. Orig. printed wrappers, foxing to covers & first few pages, light edge wear, otherwise a good copy. $45. ¶ With chapters on Les Halles and other markets, commercial relations between France and the United States, apprenticeship, silk manufacturing, etc.

 

HAYET, Armand. DICTONS ET TIRADES DES ANCIENS DE LA VOILE. Paris: Les Editions Denoel & Steele, [ca. 1930]. Square 8vo, 197pp. Full calf, title spine lettered in silver, hand-illustrated blue endpapers, orig. illustrated wrappers preserved, a very good copy. $200. ¶ A handsome binding, signed M-L Champion, in full calf with two large raised bands joining raised circles on both covers. From the library of Edouard Champion.

 

HAYET, Armand editor. CHANSONS DE BORD. Harmonisées par Charles Bredon et Illustrées de Quatorze Dessins Originaux d’Andre Lhote. Paris: Editions Eos, 1927. 4to, (147)pp incl. 14 black/white illustrations by Lhote. Orig. illustrated wrappers by Lhote, the whole enclosed in an elaborate half emerald green morocco folding box neatly tooled in gilt & black, fine. $275. ¶ First edition, limited to 2000 copies. This collection of French sea shanties is evocatively illustrated by Andre Lhote (1885-1962), the "academician of Cubism." He illustrated several books during the 1920s. Mahe 11, p.341.

 

HENRIOT, Emile. ARICIE BRUN OU LES VERTUS BOURGEOISES. Paris: Plon, Plon-Nourrit, [1924]. 8vo, iv, 203pp, (4). Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, slight foxing to foredge, otherwise fine. $400. ¶ First Edition, limited to 25 numbered copies on Madagascar. A presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author to Edouard Champion, together with 10 original leaves of manuscript of the work written on blue paper. In June 1924, this work received the Grand Prix du Roman by l’Académie Française. Talvart & Place 23.

 

HENRIOT, Emile. ARICIE BRUN OU LES VERTUS BOURGEOISES. (Mœurs d’autrefois). Paris: Plon-Nourrit, 1924. 8vo, (10), iv, 292, (2) pp. Quarter calf over speckled boards, gilt letter on spine, orig. wrappers bound in. Corners a little bumped, upper joint starting but sound. Good. $35. ¶ First Edition. In June 1924, this work received the Grand Prix du Roman by l’Académie Française. Talvart & Place 23.

 

HENRIOT, Emile. L’ENFANT PERDU. Paris: Plon, Plon-Nourrit, 1926. 8vo, 0259pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a fine unopened copy. $100. ¶ First Edition, one of 20 numbered copies on Madagascar Paper, inscribed by the author to Edouard Champion. Talvart & Place 31.

 

HENRIOT, Emile. L’INSTANT ET LA SOUVENIR. Roman. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1912. 8vo, (2), 312pp. Orig. orange printed wrappers, fine unopened copy in a contemporary marbled case. $250. ¶ First Edition, number 3 of 5 copies on Imperial du Japon. A presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author to Edouard Champion in the year of publication. Talvart & Place 10A.

 

HENRIOT, Emile. LA FLAMME ET LES CENDRES. La Flamme et Les Cendres. Les Saisons de Nesles. Poesies Diverses. 1907-1914. Paris: Mercure de France, 1914. 8vo, 283pp. Green quarter morroco, marbled paper, over orig. yellow printed wrappers, slightly sunned, initials M.F. perforated in wrapper, light wear to joints, a very good copy. $100. ¶ First Edition, warmly inscribed by the author to Edouard Champion: "Souhaitez avec moi, cher ami, d’avoir une seconde édition de ce volume: les exemplaires, hélas! en sont a jamais introuvables!". Talvart & Place 12.

 

HENRIOT, Emile. LES FILS DE LA LOUVE. Etudes Latines. Paris: Dominique Wapler, Le Cercle du Livre de France, (1950). 8vo, 320pp. Orig. red printed wrappers, a very good unopened copy fromt he collection of Edouard Champion. $40.

 

HENRIOT, Emile. LES TEMPS INNOCENTS. Paris: Emile-Paul Freres, 1921. 8vo, viii, 314pp. Orig. printed wrappers, spine slightly sunned, uniform browning, otherwise a very good copy. $75. ¶ First Edition, warmly inscribed by the author to Edouard Champion. With additional letter from the author to E. Champion. Numbered copy printed for the use of the author. Talvart & Place 18.

 

HENRIOT, Émile. LIVRES ET PORTRAITS. Paris: Plon, [ca. 1930]. 8vo, 314, (4)pp. Orig. printed wrappers w/glassine, head of last signatures chewed. Fair. $20.

 

HENRIOT, Emile. PORTRAITS DE FEMMES D’HELOISE A KATHERINE MANSFIELD. Paris: Editions Albin Michel, Le Cercle du Livre de France, (1951). 8vo, 340pp. Orig. printed wrappers, very good copy. $40. ¶ First Edition, with the prospectus laid in.

 

HENRIOT, Emile. STENDHALIANA. Paris: Les Editions G. Crès, 1924. 8vo, 235pp. Orig. wrappers. Evenly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $25.

 

HENRIOT, Emile. VALENTIN. Roman. Paris: Albin Michel, 1919. 8vo, 351pp. Orig. printed wrappers, text slightly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $75. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author to Edouard Champion. Talvart & Place 16A.

 

HERMANT, Abel. LE RAT… Paris: Paul Iribe, [1913]. Tall 4to, (6), 144, (2)pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good. $125. ¶ Only Edition, limited to 500 copies of Hermant’s (1862-1950) well-known novel. Talvart & Place 55. Scarce. NUC: 1 copy.

 

HERMANT, Abel. NOUVELLES REMARQUES DE MONSIEUR LANCELOT Pour la défense de la Langue Française. Paris: E. Flammarion, 1929. 8vo, 283pp. Quarter morocco over marbled boards, orig. wrappers bound in. Interior clean; spine rubbed. Very good. $25.

 

HERRIOT, Édouard. MADAME RÉCAMIER ET SES AMIS d’après de nombreux documents inédits. Tome premier. Paris: Plon-Nourrit, 1909. 8vo, (6), lxxxix, (1), 363pp, frontisportrait. Green cloth, gilt spine. Very good. $20. ¶ Fourth edition.

 

HERVE, Gustave. NOUVELLE HISTOIRE DE FRANCE. 23e édition. Paris: A. Fayard, (1930). 8vo, 283pp. Orig. printed wrappers, title lettered in red, previous ownership signature, very good. $20.

 

HERVE, Gustave. NOUVELLE HISTOIRE DE L’EUROPE. (Paris): Editions de "La Victoire", (1931). 8vo, 412pp. Orig. printed wrappers, title lettered in red, lightly browned, a very good copy. $20.

 

(Hetzel). PARMENIE, A. & C. Bonnier de la Chapelle. P.-J. HETZEL. HISTOIRE D’UN EDITEUR ET DE SES AUTEURS (STAHL). Paris: Albin Michel, (1953). 8vo, 684pp, plates. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, very good copy. $75. ¶ First Edition. Hetzel (Stahl) published such writers as Jules Verne, Balzac, George Sand, Musset, Lamartine, Victor Hugo, Merimée, Sainte-Beuve, et al. With unpublished letters to the author here printed for the first time.

 

HUARD, Georges. ANATOLE FRANCE ET LE QUAI MALAQUAIS. Illustré d’un Dessin Original de M. Ch. Jouas. Extrait du Bulletin Historique du VIe arrondissement de Paris, t. xxv, 1924. Paris: Librairie Ancienne H. Champion, 1926. 4to, 33pp. Red half morroco over marbled boards, orig. printed wrappers preserved, a very nice copy. $100. ¶ First Edition, limited to 50 numbered copies on Velin d’Arche. The publisher’s copy, with 2 letters to Edouard Champion & a newspaper article by André Billy about the idea to name one of the parisian bridges after Anatole France.

 

HUBERT, Etienne-Alain. NORD-SUD Revue Litteraire 1917-1918. Nos. 1 to 16, 1917-1919. Paris: Editions Place, 1980 4to, 280pp. Boards. Very good. $50. ¶ A complete reprint of the surrealist review edited by Pierre Reverdy.

 

HUBERT, René. D’HOLBACH ET SES AMIS. Paris: André Delpeuch, 1928. 8vo, 224, (1)pp. Red cloth, gilt lettering. Very good. $45. ¶ First Edition. "Popular and readable summary of Holbach’s thought. Shows him as scientific humanitarian, with rich strain of materialistic fanaticism, whose spiritual progeny are Messieurs Homais (Flaubert, Mme Bovary) of 19th century. Scientific and positivistic assumptions of philosophers are well discussed in Chap.6. Part 2 contains well-chosen excerpts from D’Holbach’s works" (Cabeen 1343).

 

HUGO, Victor. HERNANI. Facsimile of the original MS. Paris: Jacomet, [ca. 1920]. Folio, loose sheets as issued, enclosed in a folding board case. $250. ¶ Facsimile of the original manuscript in collotype, limited to 300 numbered copies. This was the play that marked the triumph of Romanticism over Classicism. It was Hugo who led a group of young poets and artists that virtually waged war with the traditionalists on the opening night of this play, creating a scandal that guaranteed the success of the work and the eventual success of the movement.

 

(HUGO, Victor). BIRE, Edmond. VICTOR HUGO AVANT 1830. Paris: Librairie Académique Didier, 1902. 8vo, 533pp. Quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, title in gilt, very good. $35.

 

HUNTER, Alfred C. J. B. A. SUARD. UN INTRODUCTEUR DE LA LITTERATURE ANGLAISE EN FRANCE. Paris: Edouard Champion, 1925. 8vo, vii, 193pp. Orig. wrappers, edges worn, foxing to the spine. Good copy. $35. ¶ Suard (1733-1817), whose writings included many translations from the English, belonged to the group of the philosophes.

 

HURET, Jules. EN AMERIQUE: DE SAN FRANCISCO AU CANADA. Paris: Charpentier, 1904. 8vo, (4), 564pp. Cloth, morocco label, orig. wrappers bound in. Very good. $40. ¶ Huret (1864-1915) visited Texas, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Salt Lake City, to which a long chapter about the Mormons is added. Los Angeles and vicinity are described as a paradise for orange-growers and winter-guests; the author praises the mild climate and the beautiful setting, but also recalls an attempted robbery in the little village of Hollywood. This edition not in NUC. Cowan 299 (1911 ed.)

 

 

(Huxley). BALDENSPERGER, Fernand. LES PETITS ILLOGISMES D’UN GRAND ROMANCIER: UNE HYPOTHESE HISTORIQUE D’ALDOUS HUXLEY. Reprinted from Essays in Honor of Albert Feuillat. Edited by Henri M. Peyre. Yale Romantic Studies Volume XXII. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1943. 8vo, p.255-265. Orig. blue printed wrappers, a very nice copy. $20. ¶ Inscribed by the author to Prof. Frank Crowley of UCLA.

 

(Huysmans). D’ARMAGNAC, M.M. HUYSMANS OU LES FRONTIERES DU CHRETIEN. Paris: Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1937. 8vo, vi, 197pp, woodcut portrait frontispiece. Orig. printed wrappers, uniformly browned, light wear. Good. $35. ¶ First Edition of a study emphasizing the religous elements in Huysman’s novels and life. Huysman himself wrote that his fascination with evil led him to the conception of supernatural good.

 

INKLAAR, Derk. FRANÇOIS-THOMAS DE BACULARD D’ARNAUD, Ses Imitateurs en Hollande et dans d’autres pays. Gravenhage, 1925. 8vo, 426pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good. $25.

 

(Iribe). [BERNOUARD, François]. LE COVALESCENT ET LA BERLUE RAYONNANTE. Orné de Plusieurs Dessins Inedits de Monsieur Paul Iribe. Paris: A La Belle Edition, [1917]. 8vo, sewn at the top, (32)pp, vignettes printed in colors throughout, text printed in blue. Orig. wrappers, very good. $375. ¶ Edition limited to 365 copies. François Bernouard (1884-1949), poet, typographer and publisher, first met the famous fashion designer, illustrator and artist, Paul Iribe (1883-1935), in 1905. They began publishing together in 1907-08. Bernouard was drafted during World War I and left his press in the hands of Iribe and Cocteau. Wounded, he returned from the front and composed this series of poems which his friend Iribe illustrated. The work was eventually exhibited at the Salon d’Automne of 1919 and is a charming example of their witty aesthetic collaboration. Iribe Catalogue 177.

 

(Iribe). [BERNOUARD, François]. LE COVALESCENT ET LA BERLUE RAYONNANTE. Orné de Plusieurs Dessins Inedits de Monsieur Paul Iribe. Paris: A la Belle Edition, [1917]. 8vo, sewn at the top, (32)pp, vignettes printed in colors throughout, text printed in blue. Orig. wrappers, very good. $400. ¶ Inscribed by the printer Bernouard to publisher Edouard Champion; limited to 365 copies. François Bernouard (1884-1949), poet, typographer and publisher, first met the famous fashion designer, illustrator and artist, Paul Iribe (1883-1935), in 1905. They began publishing together in 1907-08. Bernouard was drafted during World War I and left his press in the hands of Iribe and Cocteau. Wounded, he returned from the front and composed this series of poems which his friend Iribe illustrated. The work was eventually exhibited at the Salon d’Automne of 1919 and is a charming example of their witty aesthetic collaboration. Iribe Catalogue 177.

 

ISOU, Isidore. NOUVELLE GENERATION LETTRISTE. Numero Special 7 de la Revue NGL Hebdomadaire du 9 au 16 Mars 1970. (Paris); 1970. 4to, 25pp, staple into wrappers, in type-writing to recto. Orig. printed cover in black & white, uniformly browned, otherwise a very good copy $45. ¶ The volume includes: Le Soulevement de la Jeunesse et le Patronat; followed by Appendice nº1: L’Expropriation Permanente Pacifique et la Propriété Créative. Appendice nº2: La Société Juventiste et Créatice, Paradisiaque, au-delà fu Bagne de la Société Socialiste et Communiste.

 

ISOU, Isodore. LETTRISME. MODESTE COMMENTAIRE SUR L’ACTIVITE DE M. J.-J. GAUTIER. Suivi de LE CRITIQUE FOU par Maurice Lemaitre. Mensuel nº 6. (Paris): Fev. 1970. 4to, 15pp mimeo, stapled into wrappers. Orig. printed wrappers, uniformly browned, a very good copy. $35.

 

(Italy) L’ITALIE AU XVIIIe SIÈCLE. Mélanges de Litterature et d’Histoire publiés par L’Union Intellectuelle Franco-Italienne. Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1929. 8vo, 244, (3)pp, illus. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good. $25.

 

JAFFE, Adrian H. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FRENCH LITERATURE IN AMERICAN MAGAZINES IN THE 18TH CENTURY. Michigan: Michigan State College Press, 1951. 8vo, vii, 27pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lightly sunned on the back cover, otherwise a very good copy. $20.

 

JESSEN, M. F. de L’INTERVENTION DE LA FRANCE DANS LA QUESTION DU SLESVIG DU NORD EN 1866. Paris: Edition de l’ "Union des Grandes Associations Françaises", 1919. 4to, 59pp. Orig. printed wrappers, some tears on the spine, notes scattered in the text, browned throughout, a good copy. $20. ¶ Signed copy.

 

JOSSERAND, Pierre. TABLE GENERALE DE LA REVUE D’HISTOIRE LITTERAIRE DE LA FRANCE. Années 1909-1939. Genève: Droz, 1953. 8vo, 182pp. Orig. printed wrappers, text browned, cover slightly sunned, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $35.

 

KUNZ-AUBERT, Ulysse. LE COMEDIEN AUFRESNE 1728-1804. DE L’INFLUENCE DU THEATRE FRANÇAIS DANS LE MONDE. Genève: A. Jullien, [n.d., ca. 1930]. 8vo, xv, 152pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light foxing to front cover otherwise a very good unopened copy. $25.

 

LA BRICHE, Madame. LES VOYAGES EN SUISSE DE MADAME DE LA BRICHE EN 1785 ET 1788. Publiés avec une Préface, une Introduction, des Notes, un Répertoire et 8 Planches hors-texte par le comte Pierre de Zurich. Paris: Editions Victor Attinger, 1935. 8vo, 194pp, 8 plates, folded map. Orig. printed wrappers, browned throughout, otherwise a very good copy. $25.

 

LA HARPE, Jacqueline de. JEAN-PIERRE DE CROUSAZ ET LE CONFLIT DES IDEES AU SIECLE DES LUMIERES. Genève: Librairie Droz, 1955. 4to, 281pp. Orig. printed wrappers, foot of spine & covers chipped, uniformly browned throughtout, notes scattered in the text, a good copy. $25.

 

LA HARPE, Jacqueline de. LE JOURNAL DES SAVANTS ET L’ANGLETERRE 1702-1789. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1941. 8vo, iv, pp. 289-520. Orig. printed wrappers, chipped spine, stains on the cover, notes scattered in the text, a good copy. $25.

 

LA METTRIE, [J]. L’HOMME MACHINE suivi de l’Art de Jouir. Introduction et notes de Maurice Solovine. Paris: Éditions Bossard, 1921. 8vo, 215pp, with woodcut portrait of La Mettrie by Ouvré. Orig. wrappers. Very nice copy. $35. ¶ Scholarly edition, with a bibliographical chapter and notes.

 

LA METTRIE, [J]. TEXTES CHOISIS, Préface et Commentaires par Marcelles Tisserand. Paris: Éditions Sociales, 1954. Sm. 8vo, wrappers. Very good $20.

 

LA METTRIE, J. Offray de. RÉPONSE Á L’AUTEUR DE LA MACHINE TERRASSÉE, 1749, Reproduction du texte original ave introduction et notes de M. Pierre Lemée. Lyon: M. Dodeman, 1944. 8vo, gallies stapled into wrappers, printed on cheap paper. Very good. $40. ¶ Editor’s annotated gallies, marked "2 Epreuve" in upper corner of title, together with a letter from the editor Lemée dated 1962, presenting the work to ‘a dear friend.’

 

LABICHE, Eugene & Edouard Martin. LE VOYAGE DE MONSIEUR PERRICHON. Comédie en Quatre Actes. Edited for rapid reading..with progressive page vocabularies & notes.. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1941. 8vo, x, 172pp. Orange cloth, few foxing on the fore-edge, previous ownership signature, otherwise a very good copy. $20.

 

LACOUR-GAYET, G. TALLEYRAND (1754-1838). Paris: Payot, 1928. 8vo, 426pp, with 8 plates. Orig. printed wrappers, some foxing, previous ownership’s name on the front cover, missing 1/2" section at the head of the spine, a good copy. $20.

 

LALLI. DIPTYQUES LÉGERS PAR LALLI. Paris: François Bernouard, 1923. Sm 4to, (24)pp. Printed wrappers with orig. glassine, unopened. Fine. $45. ¶ One of 150 copies.

 

LAMARTINE, A. de. PORTRAITS ET SALONS ROMANTIQUES. Introduction de Louis Barthou. Paris: Le Goupy, 1927. Royal 8vo, 218, (2)pp. With a frontispiece & 15 plates. Orig. decorative printed wrappers, uncut & unopened, fine. $75. ¶ One of 50 copies on velin d’Arches, of a total edition of 1075. Included are chapters on Mme Recamier, Balzac, Mme de Girardin and de Musset. The plates show portraits of Mme Recamier, Chateaubriand, Balzac, Georges Sand, and others.

 

LAMARTINE, Alphonse-Marie-Louis. LAMARTINE. CORRESPINDANCE GENERALE DE 1830 à 1848. Publié par les Elèves de l’Ecole sous la direction de Maurice Levaillant. Tome I (1830-1833); II (1834-1836). Publication de l’Ecole Normale Superieure, Section des Lettres. Paris: E. Droz, 1943, 1948. 2 vols, 8vo, xxiv, 411; xiii, 267pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lightly browned, very good copies. $50.

 

LANCASTER, Carrington H. RELATIONS BETWEEN FRENCH PLAYS & BALLETS FROM 1581-1650. Modern Language Association, 1916. 4to, pp. 379-394. Orig. printed wrappers, some nicks on the back cover, otherwise a good copy. $20. ¶ Signed copy.

 

LANGLOIS, CH.-V. LA VIE EN FRANCE AU MOYEN ÂGE de la Fin du XIIe Au Milieu du XIVe Siècle d’après des Romans Mondains du Temps. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1926. 2 vols, 8vo, xxviii, 388, (4); xxviii, 387pp., illus. Quarter morocco over printed boards. Slight wear to joints & extremities, bookplate; very nice. $100. ¶ Revised edition of a basic work on the middle ages.

 

LANSON, Gustave. ESQUISSE D’UNE HISTOIRE DE LA TRAGÉDIE FRANÇAISE. New York: Columbia University Press, 1920. 8vo, xii, 155pp., frontisp. Quarter morocco over boards, gilt letter on spine. Head & foot of spine lightly rubbed. Very good. $25.

 

LANSON, Gustave. MANUEL BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE DE LA LITTÉRATURE FRANCAISE MODERNE, 1500-1900. Volume I - IV. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1909. 5 vols, 8vo, quarter pebbled cloth over marbled boards, browned, good. $50. ¶ With a 1925 edition of vol. 3.

 

LARGUIER, Léo. LA POUPEE. Dessins de Chas Laborde. Paris: G. Briffaut/ Collection "La Rose et le Laurier," 1925. 8vo, 99, (1), (1 colophon)pp, 23 text, five full page pochoir illus. Contemporary half vellum over patterned boards, gilt lettering to red morocco spine label, teg, original wrappers preserved, some yellowing to vellum, rubbing to spine label and boards, otherwise an internally pristine, very good+ copy. $250. ¶ First Edition, limited to 750 numbered copies on vélin. Chas Laborde (1886-1941) a popular painter, engraver and designer who illustrated editions of Colette, Paul Morand, Zola, Pierre MacOrlan, Claude Farrère, Maupassant, etc., gained reknown for his novel expression of thoughtful sensuality, at once realistic, satiric and enchanting. Only one copy in OCLC. Scarce. Monod 6855.

 

LATREILLE, M. Le Doyen André. MELANGES OFFERTS A M. LE DOYEN ANDRE LATREILLE. Religion et Politique, Les deux guerres mondiales, histoire de Lyon et du Sud-Est. Lyon: Audin, 1972. 8vo, 624pp. Orig. printed wrappers, very good. $35.

 

LAUMONIER, Paul. RONSARD. Poète Lyrique. Étude Historique et Littéraire. Paris: Hachette, 1909. 8vo,806, (1)pp. Green cloth, gilt spine. Very good. $50.

 

LAUTREAMONT, Comte de. LES CHANTS DE MALDOROR. Buenos Aires: Viau, [1944]. 8vo, 252pp. Printed wrappers, red and green lettered with publisher’s vignette in black, moderate foxing to wrappers with light edgewear and sunned spine, otherwise very good+. $35. ¶ An nice edition not found in Lykiard.

 

LE GRAS, Joseph. DIDEROT ET L’ENCYCLOPEDIE. Paris: Société Française d’Editions Littéraires et Techniques, 1942. 8vo, 170pp. Orig. printed wrappers, notes scattered in the text, cover & text browned throughout, otherwise a good copy. $35.

 

LE HIR, Yves. L’ORIGINALITE LITTERAIRE DE SAINTE-BEUVE DANS "VOLUPTE". Paris: Societe d’Edition d’Enseignement Superieur, (1953). 8vo, 81pp. Orig. printed wrappers, browned throughout, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $20.

 

LE SAVOUREUX, H. CHATEAUBRIAND. Paris: Les Editions Rieder, (1930). 8vo, [3]-108pp, with 60 plates. Orig. printed wrappers. Spine lightly worn. Otherwise a very good copy. $35.

 

(Legrand). BURNET, Mary Scott. MARC-ANTOINE LEGRAND. Acteur et Auteur Comique (1673-1728). Paris: E. Droz, 1938. 8vo, 199pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light edge wear, ink notation on the spine, a very good copy. $30.

 

LEMONTEY, P.E. LE JARDINIER DE SAMOS. Ouvrage orné de gravures sur bois originales de Deslignères. Paris: Marcel Seheur, 1920. Royal 8vo, (67)pp, woodcuts in the text. Full contemp. tan morocco, upper cover stamped with elaborate floral centerpiece colored by hand, hand-colored stamped borders, designed by Deslignères. $650. ¶ Edition de luxe, limited to 25 copies on Japon signed by the publisher. The text was written during the French Revolution by the young lawyer Lemontey who was also a capable writer; this tale is one of 300 imaginary Greek legends he composed, predating Pierre Louys in this innocent hoax. This edition has powerful almost expressionist woodcuts by Deslignères who also designed the commissioned binding.

 

LENOTRE, G. VIEILLES MAISONS, VIEUX PAPIERS. Première Série. Paris: Perrin, 1920. 4 vols, 8vo, (6), 362, (1)pp; (6), 384, (1); (1), 399, (2); 391, (4)pp, separate frontisportraits, illus. throughout. Uniformly bound in quarter calf over boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Edges foxed, else very good. $100. ¶ Series one through four of Lenotre’s collection on Revolutionary France. Vol. 1 is the sixth edition.

 

LENOTRE, G. VIEILLES MAISONS, VIEUX PAPIERS. Quatrième série. Paris: Perrin, 1910. 8vo, (8), xxxv, 365, (3)pp, frontisportrait, illus. Green cloth, gilt morocco spine label, t.e.g. Small ding to label, signature to f.f.e.p., otherwise very good. $25. ¶ First Edition of the fourth series of this classic on revolutionary Paris.

 

LESOUALC’H, Théo. EROTIQUE DU JAPON. Paris: Henri Veyrier, 1987. 4to, 255, (1 as colophon)pp, over 350 illus., many in color. Illus. glossy boards, near fine. $175. ¶ Attractive reprint of the Jean-Jacques Pauvert first edition of 1968, and just as scarce.

 

LIEVRE, Pierre. LES DANGERS DU TETE-A-TETE. Paris: Le Divan, 1926. 12mo, 108pp. Orig. printed wrappers, browned throughout, otherwise a very good copy. $75. ¶ First Edition, limited to 550 copies, this copy inscribed by the author to Edouard Champion. Talvart & Place 18.

 

LONG, Percy W. STUDIES IN THE TECHNIQUE OF PROSE STYLE. Cambridge: Privately printed, 1915. 4to, 136pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Some tears to the spine repaired. A very good copy. $20.

 

(Lorraine.) LA LORRAINE DANS L’EUROPE DES LUMIERES. Actes du Colloque organisé par la Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de l’Université de Nancy (Nancy, 24-27 octobre 1966). Nancy: publiées par la faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de l’Université de Nancy, 1968. 8vo, 376pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in blue & black, soiled to the spine, otherwise a very clean copy. $25. ¶ Annales de l’Est, Mémoire nº 34

 

LOTI. Pierre. MADAME CHRYSANTHEME. Paris: Collection Marpon, (1921). 8vo, iii, 338pp, frontispiece, 29 woodcuts as plates, head and tailpieces. Contemporary 3/4 tan crushed morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettering, raised bands, custom marbled endpapers, original wrappers preserved, fine. $75. ¶ Limited Edition of 1200 numbered copies, this one of 1100 on Vergé d’Arches, with woodcuts by the noted caricaturist Auguste Jean-Baptiste Roubille. Loti’s classic of a Frenchman in Japan and his affair with a Japnese woman.

 

LOTI, Pierre. PÊCHEUR D’ISLANDE. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1924. 8vo, (6), 344pp. Half morocco over marbled boards, gilt stamped floral and ship motif on spine, orig. wrappers bound in, extremities slightly rubbed. Very good. $25. ¶ First issued in 1886.

 

(Louis XIV.) Bibliotheque Nationale. LE SIECLE DE LOUIS XIV. Catalogue de l’exposition. Paris: Bibliotheque Nationale, 1927. 8vo, 178, (6)pp, illus. Orig. printed wrappers, worn. Good. $20.

 

(Louis XV). LE SIECLE DE LOUIS XV VU PAR LES ARTISTES. Catalogue orné de vingt-quatre Reproductions. Paris: Gazette des Beaux-Arts et Beaux-Art, 1934. 4to, 94pp, with 24 illus. Orig. printed wrappers, foot of spine lightly worn, previous owner’s signature on title, a very good copy. $20. ¶ Exhibition catalogue; second edition.

 

LOUYS, Pierre. SCENES DE COURTISANES DE LUCIEN. Traduction Littérale. Paris: L. Borel, 1902. 12mo, (7), 179, (4), (3, ads)pp, numerous engravings within text & plates by Jan Helt. Quarter red cloth over marbled boards. Light general wear, very good. $100. ¶ First Illustrated Edition of these scenes extracted from the satirical dialogues, Hetairikoi Dialogoi, of Lucian of Samosata. Tauntingly illustrated by Jan Helt, the work is an example of the licentious but erudite material which Louÿs so much admired and which had reached its climax in Aphrodite: moeurs antiques. The instigation to translate these dialogues may also may have welled up in Louÿs’s head soon after the exposure of his literary hoax concerning the Chansons de Bilitis, erotic poems which he alleged to have translated from Greek in 1894. Talvart & Place 7B. NUC cites copies only at Northwestern and Oberlin.

 

LOUYS, Pierre; Edouard Chimot, illustrator. LES CHANSONS DE BILITIS. Illustrées de Douze Eaux-Fortes Originales Gravées par Édouard Chimot. [Paris]: Imprimé Pour l’Artiste et ses Amis, (1925). 4to, 158, (2)pp, frontispiece, 19 eaux-fortes, 1 planche refusee, 1 original drawing. Unsewn in original printed wrappers within maroon chemise. $7500. ¶ Exemplaire Hors Commerce Réservé Spécialement à Monsieur Edouard Champion (the reknowned French publisher and collector), Signed by the Artist, one of only 40 copies (of an edition of 576) specially produced for the artist and his friends, handsomely printed on China paper with each of the original 12 eaux-fortes in four states, plus an additional suite of eight eaux-fortes in four states, a refused plate, and an original drawing by Chimot. The drawing is inscribed to Champion and a confidential ALs to Champion from the artist is laid in. ¶ Originally published in 1894, The Chansons de Bilitis is the purported translation by Louÿs of a series of poems by an ancient contemporary of Sappho. In reality, written by Louÿs himself, and considered to be one of the greatest literary hoaxes of the 19th century. This edition not found in Perceau or Pia. Monod 7383.

 

LUPPE, Comte de. LES JEUNES FRANÇAISES AU XVIIIe SIECLE. Paris: A la Revue Française, Alexis Redier, (1932). 8vo, 217pp. Orig. printed wrappers. A very good, uncut copy. $22.50

 

LUPPE, Marquis de. ASTOLPHE DE CUSTINE. Monaco: Editions du Rocher, (1957). 8vo, 328pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slightly soiled. A very good copy. $20.

 

LYONNET, Henry. LES COMEDIENNES. La Vie au Dix-Huitième Siècle. Paris: Editions Marcel Seheur, [1930]. 4to, 130pp, plates. Orig. printed wrappers, lacking 1"x 3/4" section at the head of the spine. Staining over front & back covers. A good copy. $35. ¶ Limited to 1850 copies.

 

MAGRE, Maurice. LA NUIT DE HASCHICH ET D’OPIUM. Bois en couleurs de Ahü. [Paris]: Flammarion, [1929]. Sm. 4to, 76, (1, colophon)pp, 4 3-color plates in woodcut, ornaments. Orig. pictorial wrappers. Slightest wear to exremites, otherwise nearly fine. $300. ¶ One of fifty copies on Hollande van Gelder Zonen in a total edition of 890. Beautifully illustrated, the work narrates a series of bizarre events and impressions. Maurice Magre (1877-1942), described by Liedekerke as "un familier des fumeries" considered the drugged state the only reality. A companion of Claude Farrère, he wrote books and poems focussing on drugs and lurid topics. Cf. Liedekierke, p.156, for a reproduction of a woodcut. This title not in Carteret. For the artist, cf. Monod 4497. Phantastica 169.

 

MAIGRON, Louis. FONTENELLE. L’Homme, l’Oeuvre, l’Influence. Paris: Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit, 1906. 8vo, iv, 432pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Foot of spine worn, wrappers foxed, few ink notes scattered in margin. Otherwise a very good copy. $50.

 

MAILLET, Abbé. LES PETITS CHANTEURS A LA CROIX DE BOIS. Souvenirs & Anecdotes. Paris: Edition Flammarion, (1946). 8vo, 208pp. Orig. printed wrappers, browned throughout, a very good copy. $25.

 

MAJAULT, Joseph. MAURIAC ET L’ART DU ROMAN. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1946. 8vo, 285pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good, uncut copy. $25.

 

(Mallarmé). LES LETTRES. STEPHANE MALLARME (1842-1898). Poesie, Philosophie, Litterature, Critique. Tome III, 3e Année, Numero Special. Paris: Librairie des Lettres, (1948). Large 8vo, 240pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good (fine?) unopened copy. $125. ¶ Includes Stephane Mallarmé by Pablo Picasso, and Poemes & Lettres de Mallarmé, precedes d’une Lettre de Paul Valery.

 

MARCEAU, Félicien. BALZAC ET SON MONDE. Paris: Gallimard, (1955). 8vo, 540pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Back wrapper missing half inch section, spine lightly worn, otherwise a very good copy. $20. ¶ 12ème edition.

 

MARCEL, Chanoine. LE FRERE DE DIDEROT. Didier-Pierre Diderot, Chanoine de la Cathedrale et Grand Archidiacre du Diocèse, Fondateur des Ecoles Chrétiennes de Langres. Paris: Librairie Honoré & Edouard Champion, 1913. 8vo, xiii, 213pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, a very good copy. $25.

 

(Mariemont). DURRY, Marie-Jeanne. AUTOGRAPHES DE MARIEMONT. Première Partie, Tome I: De Jean Rolin à Madame de Pompadour; Tome II: De Vauvenargues à Dolomieu. Deuxième Partie, Tome II: De Marchangy à Victor Hugo. Paris: Nizet, 1955, 1959. 4 vols in 2 parts, 8vo, 456; 396; 457-928; 397-821pp. Orig. printed wrappers, some foxing to the covers, light browning, otherwise a very good set. $80.

 

MARSAN, Eugène. LES CANNES DE M. PAUL BOURGET et Le Bon Choix de Philinte, Petit Manuel de l’Homme élégant suivi de portraits en référence Barrès, Moréas, Bourget, Alphonse XIII d’Espagne. . . Paris: Le Divan, 1923. 8vo, illus., cont. half-morocco with raised bands and gilt spine title over marbled boards; joint strained, but very good. $100. ¶ With chapters on dress, cravates, walking sticks, perfumes, gloves, tobacco, motor cars, dance, women, etc. Illustrations by Henri Farge (engraved by Georges Aubert) of Barbey d’Aurevilly, Baudelaire, Balzac, etc.

 

MARSAN, Jules. AUTOUR DU ROMANTISME. Toulouse: aux Editions de l’Archer, 1937. Tall 8vo, xxxi, 314pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, covers sunned, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $30. ¶ First Edition.

 

MARSAN, Jules. LA BATAILLE ROMANTIQUE. [with] Deuxième série. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1912. 2 vols, 8vo, orig. printed wrapper, extremities slightly chipped, but still very good. $35. ¶ Inscribed by the author on front flyleaf

 

MARSAN, Jules. LA PASTORALE DRAMATIQUE EN FRANCE à la fin du XVIe et au commencement du XVIIe siècle. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1905. 8vo, xii, 524pp., illus. Quarter morocco over boards, raised bands, gilt title on spine, orig. wrappers bound in. Head of spine slightly rubbed, light soiling. Very good. $50.

 

(Martin, Chas.) PAUL-MARGUERITTE, Lucie. LE SINGE ET SON VIOLON. Paris: Albin Michel, 1918. 8vo, 253pp, approx. 50 red & black block cuts. Orig. pictorial wrappers in glassine. One leaf clumsily opened, otherwise mostly unopened & nearly fine. $150. ¶ First Edition, an amusing novel most humorously illustrated by Charles Martin in his art deco style.

 

MARTINEAU, Henri. LE CALENDRIER DE STENDHAL. Paris: Le Divan, 1950. 8vo, 408pp. Orig. printed wrappers. A fine copy. $45. ¶ Limited to 2800 copies.

 

MARTINO, P[ierre]. PARNASSE ET SYMBOLISME 1850-1900. Paris: Armand Colin, 1925. Sm.8vo, (4), 220, 8 (ads)pp. Boards with printed labels on upper cover & spine, publisher’s plate on front paste-down, slight browning to endpapers, otherwise very good. $35. ¶ First Edition of this study on French poetry of the second half of the 19th century, focusing especially on differences and mutual influence between the two major movements of this period: Symbolism and the Parnassian school.

 

MARX, Jean. LA LEGENDE ARTHURIENNE ET LE GRAAL. Bibliothèque de l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes. Sciences Religieuses. LXIVe Volume. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1952. 4to, 412pp. Orig. printed wrappers, tears to the spine & covers, a good copy $45. ¶ Inscribed by the author. first Edition of a scholarly work on the Arthurian legends.

 

(Masereel). VERHAEREN, Emile. QUINZE POEMES. Illustrés de 57 Gravures Sur Bois, Dessinés et Gravées Par Frans Masereel et Suivis d’un Souvenir a Verhaeren par Octave Uzanne. Paris: Editions Georges Cres, 1917. 4to, 103pp, 57 woodcut engravings. Illus. wrappers, small chip to top of spine, very good. $275. ¶ First Edition, one of 190 copies on Fabriano paper.

 

MASSON, Pierre Maurice. ROUSSEAU ET LA RESTAURATION RELIGIEUSE. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1946. 8vo, 440pp. Printed wrappers, lack back cover & a section of the top spine. Few notes scattered in the text. A fair copy. $20. ¶ Second edition.

 

MAUREL, André. LA DUCHESSE DU MAINE, REINE DE SCEAUX. Paris: Hachette, (1928). 8vo, 252pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slightly stained and worn, text browned throughout, a good copy. $20.

 

MAUROIS, André. ARIEL OU LA VIE DE SHELLEY. Les Cahiers Verts publiés sous la direction de Daniel Havély, 22. Paris: Bernard Grasset, [Mayenne, Impr. Floch, 22 Mai 1923], 1923. 8vo, 358pp. Orig. printed wrappers, uniformly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $50. ¶ First Edition, issued in the collection "Les Cahiers Verts".The author’s reputation as an interpreter of the English spirit was confirmed by his essays on English writers, (Quatre Etudes Anglaises, 1927), to which must be added the highly successful romantic biographies as La Vie de Disraeli (1927), La Vie de Byron (1930) and of course Ariel. Talvart & Place 6.

 

MAUROIS, André. CLIMATS. Roman. Paris: Bernard Grasset, [Abbeville, Impr. F. Paillart], (1934). 8vo, 286pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, uniformly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $50. ¶ Inscribed "Hommage de l’auteur, Andre Maurois," and with an additional autograph letter from the author’s wife, Simone-André Maurois, to the Parisian publisher Edouard Champion.

 

MAUROIS, André. LES DISCOURS DU DOCTEUR O’GRADY. Paris: Bernard Grasset, [Orléans, Impr. Orléanaise], 1922. 8vo, 236pp. Orig. printed wrappers, very good copy. $75. ¶ First Edition, one of 100 copies on pur fil Lafuma. After his experiences as a liaison officer with the British forces during the 1914-18 war, André Maurois wrote some entertaining & subtly observed studies of English officers: Les Silences du Colonel Bramble (1918), followed by Les Discours du Docteur O’Grady, a similar work.

 

MAUROIS, André. LES SILENCES DU COLONEL BRAMBLE. Paris: Bernard Grasset, [Impr. Orleanaise], 1918. 8vo, 250pp. Orig. illustrated wrappers, uniformly browned, a 3" x 2" clipping on free endpaper, otherwise very good. $250. ¶ First Edition? of the Maurois’ first book. After his experiences as a liaison officer with the British forces during the 1914-18 war, the author wrote his entertaining & subtly observed studies of the English military: Les Silences du Colonel Bramble (1918), followed by Les Discours du Docteur O’Grady, a similar work. Talvart & Place 1A.

 

MAUROIS, André. NOUVEAUX DISCOURS DU DOCTEUR O’GRADY. (Paris): Grasset, Le Cercle du Livre de France, (1950). 8vo, 298pp. Orig. printed blue wrappers, lettered in black & gilt, slightly sunned spine, otherwise a very good copy. $75.

 

MENDÈS, Catulle. LE MOUVEMENT POÉTIQUE FRANÇAIS DE 1867 À 1900. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, E. Fasquelle Editteur, 1903. Large 8vo, (8), 340pp. Printed wrappers, lightly soiled, but a very good copy with wide margins. $250. ¶ First trade edition of an important study by the Parnassian writer Mendès (1841-1909). Nearly half the work is a biographical and bibliographical dictionary of of French poets of the nineteenth century. Talvart & Place 67b.

 

MENNEVÉE, Roger, ed. LES INFORMATIONS POLITIQUES ET FINANCIERES. Paris: Agence Hebdemadaire, 1923-40. 8 vols, folio. Cloth spines over marbled boards. Spines of 2 vols worn, light internal browning, otherwise very good. $250. ¶ Apparently complete runs for the years 1923-1940 of this weekly left-leaning newsheet, which includes criticisms of Raymond Poincaré and Léon Blum, editorials on American intervention around the world, a speech by Romain Rolland on pacifism, exposures of government wastefulness, and hundreds of opinion-pieces on the "oligarchie internationale" and on collusion between international banks, and some general information of interest to bankers. A weekly publication begun in 1914, "Les Informations Politiques & Financieres" was published by Roger Mennevé (Directeur-Gerant). In October 1939, when the war started, the paper was reduced to one issue a month. In January 1940, publication went to two issues a month. Then, in June 1940, due to stringencies of the war years, the paper was reduced to one page only per issue. Not in ULS.

 

MERIMEE, Prosper. CARMEN. Arsène Guillot - L’Abbé Aubain - La Dame De Pique - Les Bohémiens - Le Hussard - Nicholas Gogol. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, [n.d., 1923]. 8vo, 325pp. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered spine, raised bands, gilt orn. compartments, teg, rubbing to extremities, otherwise very good. $45. ¶ Attractively bound edition of Mérimée’s classic with other short stories.

 

MERKI, Charles. LA MARQUISE DE VERNEUIL (Henriette de Balzac d’Entragues) ET LA MORT D’HENRI IV. D’aprés les Mémoires du Temps et des Documents Manuscrits. Avec un Portrait. Paris: Plon, Plon-Nourrit, 1912. 8vo, 397pp. Orig. printed wrappers, chipped to spine, wear to covers, a good copy. $30. ¶ Deuxième édition.

 

MESNARD, Pierre. LE CAS DIDEROT. Étude de Caractérologie Littéraire. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1952. 8vo, (6), 245, (2)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, unopened. Fine. $30.

 

MÈZIÉRES, A. HOMMES ET FEMMES D’HIER ET D’AVANT-HIER. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1907. 8vo, (6), 332pp. Quarter cloth over marbled boards, interior clean; spine faded, lower cover soiled. Very good. $35. ¶ Interesting retrospective on the character and roles of men and women throughout history.

 

MEZIERES, A. HOMMES ET FEMMES D’HIER ET D’AVANT-HIER. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1907. 8vo, 332pp. Orig. wrappers, head of spine chipped, browned throughout. $20. ¶ Second edition. Descartes, Voltaire, Julie de Lespinasse, Chevalier d’Eon, de Genlis, etc.

 

MILOSZ, Oscar Vladislas de Lubicz. CONTES ET FABLIAUX DE LA VIEILLE LITHUANIE. Paris: Fourcade, [1930]. 8vo, 269pp. Orig. printed wrappers, paper browned, stamp on title, otherwise very good. $100. ¶ First Edition. Of Lithuanian background, Milosz (1877-1939) lived the life of a wealthy man of letters. His prophetic poetry is a blend of Catholicism, alchemy, Swedenborg, Boehme and modern physics.

 

MILOSZ, Oscar Vladislas de Lubicz. SAUL DE TARSE. Mystère en Quatre Tableaux. Suivi de Dainos et de Diverses Traductions. Paris: André Silvaire, 1970. 8vo, 188, (3)pp, printed on velin pur fil. Orig. printed wrappers, fine. $125. ¶ Limited to 100 copies.

 

(Milosz). ZIDONIS, Genevieve Irène. O.V. DE L. MILOSZ Sa Vie, Son Œuvre, Son Rayonnement. Paris: Perrin, [1951]. 8vo, 293pp, frontisportrait. Orig. printed wrappers, fine unopened copy. $60. ¶ One of 60 copies on velin.

 

MINDERHOUD, H.J. LA HENRIADE DANS LA LITTÉRATURE HOLLANDIASE. Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, 1927. 8vo, original printed wrappers, very good. $25.

 

MONTESQUIEU. LETTRES PERSANES by Montesquieu. Edited with an introduction, Notes, and an Index by Robert Loyalty Cru. New York: Oxford University Press, 1914. 8vo, 312pp, frontispiece, 4 plates. Maroon cloth. Profuse marginalia, signature on title, slight wear overall. A good scholar’s copy. $20.

 

MONTLOSIER, Comte de. COMTE DE MONTLOSIER, SOUVENIRS S’UN EMIGRE (1791-1798). Publies par son Arriere Petit-Fils le comte De Larouziere-Montlosier & par Ernest D’Hauterive. (Paris): Hachette, (1951). 4to, 300pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light foxing on covers, browned throughout, notes scattered in the text, a good copy. $25.

 

MORAND, Paul. HIVER CARAIBE, Documentaire. Paris: Ernest Flammarion, [1929]. 8vo, (2), 259, (3)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, occasional foxing, otherwise very good. $20. ¶ First Edition. Paul Morand (1888-1976) made a brilliant diplomatic career and spent most of his time travelling. This, like many of his novels, is an account of his travels. Thième II, p.361.

 

(Mornet, Daniel). MELANGES D’HISTOIRE LITTERAIRE OFFERTS A DANIEL MORNET PAR SES ANCIENS COLLEGNES & SES DISCIPLES FRANÇAIS. Paris: Nizet, 1951. 8vo, xxiv, 231pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in black & red, very good unopened copy. $30. ¶ With an extensive bibliography of Mornet’s own writings.

 

MORTIER, Rolland. LES "ARCHIVES LITTERAIRES DE L’EUROPE" (1804-1808) ET LE COSMOPOLITISME LITTERAIRE SOUS LE PREMIER EMPIRE. Bruxelles: Palais des Académies, 1957. 4to, 251pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good copy. $35.

 

MUENIER, Pierre-Alexis. EMILE MONTEGUT. Un Grand Critique du XIXe siecle. Paris: Librairie Garnier Frères, 1925. 8vo, xxiii, 384pp. Uncut. Orig. printed wrappers. Sunned spine, & minor tears over the covers. A very good copy.

$20.

 

MUNTEANO, B. LES IDEES POLITIQUES DE MADAME DE STAEL ET LA CONSTITUTION DE L’AN III. Paris: Société d’Edition "Les Belles Lettres", 1931. 8vo, 75pp. Orig. printed wrappers, sunned wrappers, few notes scattered in the text, otherwise a very good copy. $20. ¶ Etudes Francaises, Vingt-Cinquieme Cahier.

 

MUSSET, Alfred de. OEUVRES COMPLETES DE A. DE MUSSET. VIII: Melanges de Litterature et Critique. Revue, Corrigée & complétée de Documents Inédits. Paris: Garnier Frères, [ca. 1920]. 8vo, 301pp. Orig. wrappers, worn, missing a section to the front cover (7’’x1/2’’). A fair copy.

$20. ¶ Edited, with biograpahical chapter and notes, by Edmond Biré.

 

(Musset, Alfred de). LODS, Armand. LES PREMIERES EDITIONS D’ALFRED DE MUSSET. Etude d’Histoire Littéraire. Paris: Extrait du Mercure de France, 1927. 8vo, 30pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lightly sunned, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $20. ¶ Limited to 200 copies.

 

(Napoleon). (Staël). GUILLEMIN, Henri. MADAME DE STAËL, BENJAMIN CONSTANT et NAPOLÉON. Paris: Plon, (1959). 8vo, iii, 210, (3)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, ink notations on front flyleaf, scattered marginalia throughout, good scholar’s copy. $20.

 

NAVES, Raymond. VOLTAIRE ET L’ENCYCLOPEDIE. Paris: Editions des Presses Modernes, 1938. 8vo, 206pp. Orig. wrappers, notes scattered in the text, some wear & staining to wrappers, otherwise very good. $100. ¶ Voltaire assisted Diderot in the great enterprise and wrote a number of articles, including Espirt and Grâces.

 

(Nerval). EUROPE REVUE MENSUELLE. 36 Année. No. 353. (Paris: Français Réunis), September, 1958. 8vo, 157, (3, ads)pp, 2 plates. Orig. pictorial wrappers, ink writing to spine, otherwise very good. $25. ¶ This issue contains several articles on Gérard de Nerval.

 

(Nerval). LA TOUR SAINT-JACQUES. Gerard de Nerval. Lourdes de Grillot de Givry. Bulletin de Parapsychologie. (Paris): H. Roudil, 1958. 8vo, 212pp. With 4 plates. Orig. pictorial wrappers. Uncut. Very good copy. $35. ¶ La Tour Saint-Jacques, Numero Special. No. 13-14.

 

(Nerval). CLOUARD, Henri. LA DESTINEE TRAGIQUE DE GERARD DE NERVAL. "La Vie de Bohème" sous la Direction de Francis Carco. Orné d’un paotrait par Nadar. Paris: Bernard Grasset, (1929). 8vo, xii, 253pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slightly browned to the text, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $35.

 

(Nerval, Gerard de) GERARD DE NERVAL, Exposition Organisée pour le Centième Anniversaire de sa Mort. Paris: Bibliotheque Naitonale, 1955. 8vo, x, 83pp, 8 plates. Orig. wrappers, very good. $30.

 

NERVAL, Gerard de. OEUVRES. Poésies, Petits Chateaux de Boheme, les Nuits d’Octobre, Promenades et Souvenirs, les Filles du Feu, la Pandora, Aurélia, Comtes et Facéties, le Marquis de Fayolle, Lettres a Jenny Colon, Correspondance. Texte établi, annoté et présenté par Albert Béguin et Jean Richer. Paris: Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, N.R.F., (1952). 12mo, 1391pp. Orig. printed cloth, title in gilt, in a slightly chipped dust jacket, card slip case. A nearly fine copy. $85. ¶ Definitive edition.

 

(Nerval, Gerard de). RICHER, Jean. GERARD DE NERVAL. POETE D’AUJOURD’HUI. Etude de Jean Richer avec un choix de Textes et de nombreux Documents Inédits. n.p.: Pierre Seghers, (1950). 12mo, 221pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slightly sunned, otherwise a very good copy. $50. ¶ Inscribed by the editor in 1952.

 

NEWSTEAD, H. ABOUT GEOFFRY OF MONMOUTH. Extrait de Latomus t. X (1951), fasc.1. Bruxelles; 1951. 4to, pp.53-59. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good copy. $20. ¶ Signed copy.

 

NIGEON, René. ETAT FINANCIER DES CORPORATION PARISIENNES D’ARTS ET METIERS au XVIIIe SIECLE. Paris: les Editions Rieder, 1934. 8vo, 177pp. Orig. printed wrappers, some stains & previous ownership’s name on the front cover, uniformly browned, a good copy. $40.

 

NOIR, Jean [ie Jean Cassou]. 33 SONNETS COMPOSES AU SECRET, Presentes par François la Colère. Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1944. 12mo, 79, (4)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very nice copy. $60. ¶ First Edition. Jean Noir was the pseudonym of Jean Cassou (cf. Talvart & Place).

 

NOUTY, Hassan El. LE PROCHE-ORIENT DANS LA LITTERATURE FRANÇAISE DE NERVAL A BARRES. Prix France-Egypte 1953. Paris: Nizet, 1958. 8vo, 338pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, light wear or tears, text lightly browned, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $75. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author.

 

(NOYER, Madame du). MEMOIRES ET LETTRES GALANTES DE MADAME DU NOYER 1663-1720. Avant-propos et Notes par Arnelle. Paris: Louis Michaud, [ca. 1920]. 8vo, 287pp, 25 illustrated documents. Orig. printed wrappers, lacking 11/2 section to the head of the spine, some tears to cover. A good copy. $20.

 

PAILLERON, Marie-Louise. LA REVUE DES DEUX MONDES et la Comédie Française… Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1930. 8vo, (4), 389, (2)pp, frontis. & several illus. Orig. wrappers, unopened, very good. $30. ¶ Revised edition.

 

PALFREY, Thomas R. SUR UNE BIOGRAPHIE DE BYRON AYANT APPARTENU A STENDHAL. Reprint from The Romanic Review, October, 1940. 4to, p.280-284. Wrappers, few notes scattered in the text. $15.

 

PALGEN, Rodolphe. VILLIERS DE L’ISLE-ADAM. Auteur Dramatique. Paris: Honoré Champion, 1925. Large 8vo, 93pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lacking 1/2 inch section at the foot of the spine, othewise a very good unopened copy. $45.

 

PANGE, Comtesse Jean de née Broglie. AUGUSTE-GUILLAUME SCHLEGEL ET MADAME DE STAEL. D’apres des Documents Inédits. Thèse pour le Doctorat d’université présentée a la faculté de Paris. Paris: Editions Albert, (1938). 8vo, 649pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, light wear to spine, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $25.

 

(Pascin, Jules). WARNOD, Andre. TROIS PETITES FILLES DANS LA RUE, Texte par Andre Warnod; Dessins en Couleurs de Pascin. [Paris]: Editions de la fanfare de Monparnasse, 1925. Sm. 4to, 63 pages, 35 drawings throughout, including frontispiece & 4 double-page, colored in pochoir. Marbled boards, gilt morocco label, orig. printed salmon wrappers bound in. Fine copy. Bookplate of Elmer Adler laid in. $500. ¶ One of 710 numbered copies, the coloring by Charpentier. Jules Pascin (Julius Pincas, 1885-1930), studied in Vienna and Munich, where he contriubted to the satirical journal Simplicissimus. In 1905 he settled in Paris where he associated with the avant-garde artist and writers. Monod 11482. Skira 281.

 

PELOUX, Vicomte Charles du. REPERTOIRE GENERALE DES OUVRAGES MODERNES RELATIFS AU DIX-HUITIEME SIECLE FRANÇAIS (1715-1789). Paris: Ernest Grund, 1926. 4to, 305pp. Orig. wrappers, spine end chipped, otherwise a very good copy. $25.

 

PERICAUD, Louis. THEATRE DE "MONSIEUR". Paris: E. Jorel, 1908. 8vo, 152pp. Orig. printed wrappers, some foxing on the cover & the spine, uniformly browned, a good copy. $30.

 

(Perronneau). VAILLANT, Léandre & Paul Ratouis de Limay. J.-B. PERRONNEAU (1715-1783) SA VIE ET SON OEUVRE. Paris: Librairie Nationale d’Art et d’Histoire, 1923. 4to, vi, 253pp, with 48 plates. Orig. printed wrappers, foxing throughout, otherwise a very good copy. $75. ¶ Second edition, revised & enlarged, with a catalogue raisonné.

 

(Peyote). L’ARBALETE. Revue de Literature. Imprimée tous les six mois sur la presse à bras de Marc Barbezat. 12 Printemps. Lyon: Chez Marc Barbezat, 1947. 4to, 184, (4 as sommerie), (1 as colophon)pp. Plain wrappers, 33% loss to front wrapper, lacks rear wrapper, much of spine, occasional mild foxing to margins, otherwise good. $60. ¶ Number Twelve of The Crossbow, Barbezat’s esteemed literary review. This issue features Antonin Artaud’s Le Rite du Peyotl Chez les Tarahumaras, and L’arve et l’aume;

Jean Genet’s Les Bonnes; Marcel Jouhandeau’s Portraits de Famille; Jean Tardieu’s Qui est là; and Boris Vian’s Les Poissons Morts.

 

PEYRON, Elie. BAZAINE FUT-IL UN TRAITRE? Etude sur la Campagne de Lorraine, en 1870. contenant des Lettres inédites, avec Fac-Simile, de l’ex-maréchal. Paris: P.-V. Stock, 1904. 4to, 170pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light foxing & wear to the covers, toned throughtout, a good copy. $25.

 

PICABIA, Francis. UNIQUE EUNUQUE. Paris: Au Sans Pareil, 1920. Sm. 8vo, 38pp, plate by Picabia. Orig. printed wrappers, very good. $400. ¶ Edition limited to l025 copies. A long, rambling poem with many linguistic tricks; the preface is by Tzara. Motherwell p.366.

 

PIERRE-HENRY. HISTOIRE DES PRÉFETS. Cent cinquante ans d’administration provinciale 1800-1950. Paris: Les Nouvelles Edition Latines, 1950. 8vo, 360, (24)pp. Quarter cloth over paper boards, gilt title on morocco spine label, orig. wrappers bound in. Upper right corner of lower cover bumped. Very good. $45.

 

PILLET, Roger. LES ORAISONS AMOUREUSES de Jeanne-Aurélie Grivolin Lyonnaise. Illustrés de Quinze Pointes Sèches et d’Ornements et d’Ornements Originaux de Yan B. Dyl. Paris: La Connaissance, 1926. 8vo, xi, 215pp, frontis., 14 plates, numerous illus. in the text. Orig. decorated wrappers, a fine copy. $800. ¶ Limited to 500 copies on Annam japon-like paper, with superb dry-point engravings beautifully heightened in watercolor and russet drawings and ornaments in the text, by the art deco artist Yan B. Dyl. The illustrations are delightfully erotic and aptly complement the text. This work is very scarce and this copy is in virtually flawless condition. Mahé III, 129. NUC records 3 copies: DLC, NN, MH.

 

PILON, Edmond. LA VIE DE FAMILLE AU XVIIIe SIECLE. Edition revue, augmentée et précédée d’une Introduction, par G. Lenotre. Paris: Henri Jonquieres, 1928. 8vo, 246pp, 40 plates. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, previous ownership stamp to front cover, otherwise a very good copy. $22. ¶ Les Hommes, les Faits et les Moeurs, Jadis & Naguère, Collection dirigée par Edmond Pilon.

 

PIRON, Alexis. L’OEUVRE BADINE D’ALEXIS PIRON. Epigrammes & Chansons, Poésies diverses, contes. Paris: Bibliothèque des Curieux, 1919. 8vo, 232pp. Orig. wrappers. Spine missing half inch section & worn. Otherwise a good copy. $30. ¶ Piron (1689-1773), a witty poet and playwright, enemy of Voltaire, is remembered for Les Fils Ingrats (1789) and Arlequiin Deucalion (1722). Published in the series Les Maitres de l’Amour.

 

PIRON, Alexis. OEUVRES BADINES. Précédées d’une Étude Bio-Bibliographique de Fernand Mitton Paris: Aux Editions D’Art de L’Intermédiaire du Bibliophile,` 1928. 12mo, xxv, (1), (2), 214, (4 contents), (10 colophon) pp., 4 (of 6) engravings. Contemporary three-quarter green morocco, marbled boards, gilt lettering and decoration, teg, original wrapper spine preserved, lacks two of six called-for engravings, otherwise near fine. $100. ¶ Limited to 1000 copies, of which copies 26-1000 are printed on fine Annam de Rives paper, with [4 of 6 here present] dry point etchings by Léon Courbouleix. This is copy no.50. Piron (1689-1773), a witty poet, playwright, and enemy of Voltaire, is remembered for Les Fils Ingrats (1789) and Arlequiin Deucalion (1722). Oeuvres Badines was first published postumously in 1796. This edition not listed in any of the standard references. Scarce.

 

(Piron, Alexis). CHAPONNIERE, Paul. PIRON. SA VIE ET SON OEUVRE. Avec un Portrait de Piron. Genève: A. Julien, 1910. 4to, 463pp. Orig. green printed wrappers, slightly wear to extremities, otherwise a very good copy. $30.

 

(Pochoir). NOURY, Jean. HEURES GALANTES. Quatre Poèmes. Illustrés par G-P Guinegault. [Paris: Galerie Lutetia, ca. 1920]. 4to, 4ff loose in decorative wrappers, very good. $250. ¶ Edition limited to 500 copies. Each page is a poem illustrated by a circular pochoir image in colors, gold and silver by Guinegault (b.1893). The upper wrapper also bears a smaller pochoir image. Not in Mahé.

 

POE, Edgar Allan. MANUSCRIT TROUVE DANS UNE BOUTEILLE. Traduit par Charles Baudelaire. Vignettes originales en colors de Pierre Falké. Paris: Editions René Kieffer, 1920. 4to, 34, (1), (2 as adv.)pp, 30 pochoir illus. Contemporary half green crushed morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered spine, mild rubbing to extremities, mild toning to half title, a beautiful erotic bookplate, otherwise near fine. $225. ¶ An exquisitely illustrated edition limited to 500 copies on vélin. Monod 9176.

 

(POE, Edgar Allen). JALOUX, Edmond. EDGAR POE ET LES FEMMES. Geneva: Éditions du Milieu du Monde, 1943. 8vo, 252, (1)pp. Blue library cloth, gilt lettering. Blind-stamped with University of California emblem on upper cover, some signatures falling loose. Good. $25.

 

PORCHE, François. LA VIE DOULOUREUSE DE CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. Paris: Plon, (1926). 8vo, iii, 304pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light foxing on a few pages, lightly browned throughout, otherwise a very good copy. $25.

 

PREVOT, André. CIEUX NOUVEAUX OU QUATRE HOMMES DANS LA LUNE. Essai Romancé. Paris: Editions Eugène Figuière, (1931). 8vo, 188pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in black & red, text unformly browned, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $30. ¶ First Edition.

 

PRIOULT, A. BALZAC AVANT LA COMEDIE HUMAINE (1818-1829). Contribution à l’Etude de la Genèse de son Oeuvre. Paris: Librairie Georges Courville, 1936. 8vo, xx, 484pp, with a frontispiece portrait of the author. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good copy. $40.

 

QUINAULT, Philippe. LA MERE COQUETTE OU LES AMANTS BROUILLES. Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, 1926. 8vo, xxviii, 158pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, uniformly browned, a very good copy. $30. ¶ Critical edtion edited by Etienne Gros.

 

(Rabelais). Bibliothèque Nationale. RABELAIS. Exposition organisée à l’occasion du quatrieme Centenaire de la publication de Pantagruel. Paris: Éditions des Bibliothèques Nationales, 1933. 8vo, (14), 206m (18)pp. with 16 plates. Original printed wrappers in contemporary glassine. Minimal foxing to upper joint of glassine. Fine. $50. ¶ Catalogue of an exhibit of works by and relating to Rabelais, shown on the four-hundredth anniversary of the publication of Pantagruel.

 

RAYNAUD, Ernest. LA MÊLÉE SYMBOLISTE (1890-1900). Portraits et Souvenirs. Paris: La Renaissance du Livre, 1920. 2 vols, 8vo, (4), 188, (4); 187, (4)pp. Red patterned library cloth, white lettering, orig. printed wrappers bound in. $45. ¶ With chapters on Oscar Wilde in Paris, Mallarmé, Verlaine, Bernhardt, decadence, Tailhade, esoteric symbolism, etc.

 

REBOUX, Paul & Charles Muller. A LA MANIERE DE ... Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1921. 8vo, 280pp. Orig. wrappers. Text evenly browned, otherwise very good. $20. ¶ Edition definitive, combining series 1 & 2. Essays on Buadelaire, Loti, Mistral, Dickens, Zola, Daudet, Mirbeau, Regnier, Tolstoi, Lamartine, et al.

 

REESINK, H. J. L’ANGLETERRE ET LA LITTERATURE ANGLAISE DANS LES TROIS PLUS ANCIENS PERIODIQUES FRANÇAIS DE HOLLANDE DE 1684 à 1709. Paris: Honoré Champion, 1931. 4to, iv, 433pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light foxing, notes scattered in the text & on the spine. A good copy. $35.

 

REICHENBURG, Margueritte. ESSAI SUR LES LECTURES DE ROUSSEAU. A Thesis in history of french literature… Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1932. 8vo, 206pp. Orig. printed wrappers, ownership’s stamp & notes scattered in the text, front cover chipped. A good copy. $20.

 

(Reiner). VOLTAIRE, [F.M.A. de]. LA PRINCESSE DE BABILONE. Bois Gravées de Imre Reiner. Berne-Bümpliz: Editions les Belles-Feuilles, 1942. 4to, 116pp, with a wood-engraved frontispiece & illus. in the text. Orig. decorative wrappers, slipcase slightly worn, a fine copy. $250. ¶ Edition de luxe, limited to 30 copies signed by the artist, printed on Japon vellum with an extra suite of plates on Japon in a separate folder. With the presentation slip of Erwin Rosenthal loosely inserted.

 

REMY, Gabriel. RENE LE PAYS, UN PRECIEUX DE PROVINCE AU XVIIe SIECLE. Sa Vie, ses Oeuvres et son Milieu. Paris: Association des Etudiants de Doctorat, 1925. 4to, 288pp. Brown wrappers, browned throughout, some stains on the first & last pages, a good unopened copy. $25.

 

RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE, INGENUE SAXANCOUR OU LA FEMME SEPAREE. Paris: Bibliothèque des Curieux, 1922. 8vo, viii, 372pp. Orig. printed wrappers, sunned cover, some foxing, a good copy. $100. ¶ First printing since the original of 1789 of one of the rarest of all Restif’s works. It is the story of Restif's eldest daughter, Agnès, relating with embellishments the abominable treatment that she suffered at the hands of her husband Augé. The depraved Augé mistreated his wife to the degree that she left him and he even endangered Restif's life during the Revolution. Restif took revenge on him in this book and again in L’Anti-Justine. It is the most virulent of his works, and when Restif learned the shocked response of his friends he destroyed all of the unsold copies of the first edition.. Dumas based his novel L’Ingénue on it. Cf. Jacob XXXVI & Rives-Child XXXV, l.

 

RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE, Nicolas Edmé. LA VIE DE MON PERE. Introduction et Notes de Marius Boisson, avec un Portrait gravé sur bois par Ouvré. Paris: Editions Bossard, 1924. 8vo, 289pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good copy. $30. ¶ Limited to 1654 copies.

 

RETAT, Pierre. LE DICTIONNAIRE DE BAYLE ET LA LUTTE PHILOSOPHIQUE AU XVIIIe SIECLE. Paris: Société d’Edition "Les Belles Lettres". 1971. 8vo, 555pp. Orig. printed wrappers, notes scattered in the text, few stains on the front cover, a good copy. $45.

 

(Revolution). DICTIONNAIRE DE LA REVOLUTION ET DE L’EMPIRE 1789-1815… Ouvrage Rédigé pour l’Histoire Générale par le Dr. Robinet… Adolphe Robert… J. le Chaplain. Paris: Librairie Historique de la Révolution et de l’Empire, n.d. 2 vols, small 4to, xliv, 839pp; 868pp. Blue library cloth, library markings & withdrawn stamps, lightly browned, otherwise very good. $150.

 

REYNAUD, Louis. LE ROMANTISME. Les Origines Anglo-Germaniques. Paris: Armand Colin, 1926. 8vo, 288pp. Orig. printed wrappers with glassine. Very good. $45. ¶ First Edition of an important work on the roots of the Romantic movement in German and English literature.

 

(Richardson). (Prévost). WILCOX, Frank Howard. PRÉVOST’S TRANSLATIONS OF RICHARDSON’S NOVELS. in University of California Publications in Modern Philology, Vol 12, no.5, pp 341-411. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1927. 8vo, offprint in printed wrappers, very good condition. $20.

 

RILKE, Rainer Maria. VERGERS, Suivi des Quatrains Valaisans. Paris: Gallimard, (1942). 12mo, 90pp. Printed wrappers. Text lightly toned. Very good. $45.

 

RIMBAUD, Arthur. CORRESPONDANCE 1888-1891. Préface & Notes de Jean Voellmy. Paris: Gallimard, (1965). 8vo, 221pp. Orig. wrappers. Fine. $75. ¶ First Edition of these 34 letters between Rimbaud and Alfred Ilg, a young Swiss engineer in Abissinia.

 

RIMBAUD, Arthur. LETTRE DU BARON DE PETDECHEVRE à son Secrétaire au Château de Saint-Magloire. Suivie de Deux Dessins Inédits. Introduction et Commentaire par Jules Mouquet. Geneva: Pierre Cailler, 1949. 8vo, [59]pp, with 2 plates. Orig. wrappers, fine. $150. ¶ First Edition, limted to 1000 copies, reproducing Rimbaud’s essay which first appeared in a magazine, along with two previously unpublished drawings by Rimbaud.

 

RIMBAUD, Arthur. VERS DE COLLEGE. Introduction et Notes par Jules Mouquet. Paris: Mercure de France, 1932. 8vo, 111, (1)pp. Orig. wrappers. Fine copy. $300. ¶ First Edition, one of 110 numbered large-paper copies. Latin verses first published in 1869 in the ‘Bulletin Officiel de l’Académie de Douai,’ with their translations. Petitfils 28.

 

RIMBAUD, Arthur. VOYAGE EN ABYSSINIE ET AU HARRAR. Paris: La Centaine, 1928. 8vo, 64pp. Orig. wrappers. A fine copy. $375. ¶ First Edition, one of 350 numbered copies. The text was first published in the journal "Le Bosphore Egyptien" in 1887. Petitfils 22.

 

(Rimbaud, Arthur). CARRÉ Jean-Marie. LA VIE AVENTUREUSE DE JEAN-ARTHUR RIMBAUD. Paris: Librairie Plon, 1926. 8vo, (8), iv, 256pp. with fold-out map. Wrappers. Foot of spine bumped, but overall very good. $45. ¶ First Edition of what Petifils calls a classic.

 

RIVOLLET, Georges. ADRIENNE LE COUVREUR. Acteurs & Actrices d’Autrefois. Paris: Felix Alcan, 1932. Small 4to, 145pp, frontispiece. Orig. printed wrappers, lightly browned throughout, a good copy. $25.

 

ROBERT-DUMAS, Charles. CONTES DE JADE De Ma Mére-Grand. Illustrations de Félix Lorioux. Paris: Boivin & Cie, 1947. 4to, 156, (4)pp, numerous b&w text illus, 7 full-color tipped-in plates. Quarter green cloth, black lettered and decorated, green paper illustrated stamped boards, green ruled borders to text, lt-mod wear to extremities, lt-mod soiling to boards, front hinge starting, leaf perimeters mildly toasted, lower cornerwear to rectos throughout, pp. 51-52 margin tear, overall good. $75. ¶ Another beautiful title from Robert-Dumas’ collection of his grandmother’s children’s stories (others include Contes Bleus, Contes Roses, Contes Mauves, etc.). This volume, Jade Tales, contains two delightful ones: Histoire de Bûcheronnette (Story of a Little Woodcutter), and Fleurette et Bel-Amour (Fleurette [little flower] and Fair Love).

 

(ROBIDA, Albert, illus.). LA NEF DE LUTÈCE pour tous pérégrins & gentils hommes voyageans es rües du moult viel quartier du Vieulx Paris inclyte, royalle et Joyeuse cité. [Paris: n.p., ca. 1900]. 4to, (2), 30pp, elaborately illustrated in black & red. Orig. sackcloth binding, pictorially stamped, faux-wax seal to front board, leather ties, a very good copy. $350. ¶ Only edition of Robida’s humorously illustrated edition of this farcical history of Paris. Robida and the publishers of this amazing work, printed in the style of an illuminated manuscript, clearly had in mind the work of Karl Maria Seyppel (b.1847), the greatest designer of faux-ancient bindings and paper. Very few copies could have possibly been manufactured. Not in Monod. NUC cites one copy (OClW).

 

ROCHE-MAZON, Jeanne. CONTES DU VER LUISANT. Illustrés par O’Klein. Paris: Boivin & Cie, 1936. 4to, 156, (5), numerous b&w text illus., 7 full-color tipped-in plates. White cloth, gilt lettered, gilt stamped ruled borders, illus. and decorated in color, red ruled text borders, light soiling, front hinge starting, lt-mod wear to extremities, small tear at rear joint, damp stains to rear board, an occasional small text stain, over all a good copy. $135. ¶ A very attractive collection of nine original children’s stories featuring anthropomorphically gifted animals, Tales of a Glow-worm is profusely illustrated throughout with line drawings by "O’Klein" and seven outstanding color plates. First issued in 1930, it received the prestigious Prix de littérature enfantine du Lycéum de France in 1931.

 

(ROGERS, Bruce). AMYCUS ET CELESTIN Par Anatole France. New York: Museum Press, 1916. 8vo, [14]pp, woodcuts by Timothy Cole after Bryson Burroughs. Orig. wrappers, printed label on upper cover, covers soiled & upper cover with small circular stain, internally fine, in a faded blue cloth case. $100. ¶ One of 200 copies. A rare Rogers piece, the text in French, beautifully printed in Centaur with two lovely woodcuts of the old monk and the faun. The Charles Dana/Marjorie Dana Barlow copy with bookplates; their relative John Cotton Dana was the first to organize an exhibition of Rogers’s work, in 1916 at the Newark (NJ) public library. Not in Warde/Haas. Work of Bruce Rogers 235.

 

(Roman de la Rose). JEANROY, Mme. B.A. LE ROMAN DE LA ROSE. Principaux épisodes traduits par Mme. B.A. Jeanroy. Paris: Boccard, 1928. Sm. 8vo, 133, (3)pp. Orig. decorative wrappers. Ownership stamp on endpaper and scattered in text, evenly browned. Very good. $25. ¶ Volume XII of the Poèmes et Récits de la Vieille France series.

 

(Romanticism.) LE ROMANTISME. Catalogue de l’Exposition. (Paris); 1930. 8vo, 184pp. Orig. printed wrappers, some tears on the spine, otherwise a very good copy. $25. ¶ Catalogue of the exhibition at the Bibliothèque Nationale, 22 Janvier-10 Mars 1930.

 

(Romanticism). LE ROMANTISME par le Livre, l’Autographe et l’Estampe. Avant-propos de Marcel Bouteron. Paris: Aux Trois Têtes, 1936. 8vo, 160pp + plates. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good. $35. ¶ This marvellous sale catalogue of books, autographs and prints (from Giraud-Badin, Cornuau, & Maurice Rousseau, respectively) forms an excellent history of the romantic movement.

 

(Ronasard.) THE COMPOSITION OF THE "SONNET POUR HELENE". Great Britain, n.d. Oblong 8vo, p. 326-332. Proofs from French Studies, vol. VIII.. $10.

 

ROQUES, Mario. ROMANIA. Recuel Trimestriel consacré a l’Etude des Langues et des Litteratures Romanes. Tome LVII. Nº 225-226. Janvier-Avril 1931. Paris: Edouard Champion, 1931. 4to, pp.148- 205. Orig. printed wrappers, a good copy. $15.

 

(Rothschild library). PICOT, Emile. CATALOGUES DES LIVRES COMPOSANT LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DE FEU M. LE BARON JAMES DE ROTHSCHILD. Paris: 1884. Reprinted New York [ca. 1965]. 5 vols, 8vo, red cloth. Fine $600. ¶ Folter & Breslauer, Bibliography: "One of the principal bibliographical references works, especially for French fifteenth- and sixteenth-century books. It describes the unrivald collection which, during his short life, Baron James de Rothschild (1844-1881) had built up with almost unlimited means at his disposal. Picot’s detailed and erudite catalogue is exemplary. It also includes many important seventeenth-century books and some outstanding examples of the following century. It was bequeathed to the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris."

 

(Rousseau). PRESENCE DE JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU. Entretiens de Genève, 1962. (Annales de la Société Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Vol. XXXV). Geneva: Armand Colin, 1963. 8vo, 457pp. Orig. ochre wrappers (slight foxing on bottom of upper cover), a very clean copy partially unopened. $50. ¶ Selection of critical essays presented at the above-named convention, organized by la Société Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

 

(Rousseau). BARRÈS, Maurice. LE BI-CENTENAIRE DE JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU. Paris: Éditions de "l’Independance," 1912. Sm. 4to, 22, (6)pp, printed on card stock. Orig. wrappers, upper joint starting, lightly dust-soiled but still very good. $75. ¶ Limited to 875 numbered copies of an honorary address made by one of the "masters of thought of the time" (Brooks 6897) on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Rousseau’s birth.

 

(Rousseau). DUCROS, Louis. JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU. De Monmorency au Val de Travers (1757-1765). Paris: E. de Boccard, 1917. 8vo, viii, 331, (4)pp. Printed wrappers, somewhat worn, sparse foxing. Good. $35.

 

(Rousseau). GUEHENNO, Jean. JEAN-JACQUES 1758-1778. Grandeur et Misere d’un Esprit. (Paris): Gallimard, (1952). 8vo, 347pp. Orig. printed wrappers, browned throughout, a very good copy. $25.

 

ROUSSEAU, J(ean)-J(acques). DU CONTRAT SOCIAL. Avec une introduction, des notes et un commentaire par Maurice Halbwachs. Aubier: Montaigne, (1943). 8vo, 462pp. Yellow printed wrappers (some offsetting to covers), otherwise a very nice copy with many leaves unopened. $25.

 

ROUSSEAU, J.-J. J.-J. ROUSSEAU RACONTE PAR LES GAZETTES DE SON TEMPS. D’un décret à l’autre (9 juin 1762 - 21 decembre 1790). Articles Recueillis & Annotés par Pierre-Paul Plan. Paris: Mercure de France, 1912. 8vo, 323pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lacking 1 x1" section at the spine, cover browned with some tears. A good copy. $30.

 

(Rousseau). MASSON, Pierre-Maurice. COMMENT CONNAITRE JEAN-JACQUES ? A l’occasion du Deuxieme Centenaire de sa Naissance. Extrait de la Revue des Deux Mondes, 15 Juin 1912. Paris: Typographie Philippe Renouard, 1912. 4to, 36pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good copy. $20. ¶ Inscribed by the author.

 

(Rousseau). MONGLOND, André. VIES PRÉROMANTIQUES. Les Deux Dernières Années de Rousseau et les Rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire. La Vie Intérieure d’un Conventionnel Disciple de Jean-Jacques. - La Jeunesse sde Sénancour. - Clés d’Adolphe. Paris: Éditions des Presses Françaises, 1925. 8vo, 288, (5)pp, frontispiece. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good. $40. ¶ First Edition of a charming work on Rousseau’s latter years by Monglond, the bibliographer of the Revolution. Cabeen 2180.

 

(Rousseau). NICOLINI, Fausto. LA SIGNORA D’ÉPINAY e L’ABATE GALIANI. Lettere Inedite (1769-1772). Bari: Gius. Laterza & Figli, 1929. 8vo, 394pp. Orig. printed wrappers. A very good unopened copy. $35. ¶ A volume from the Biblioteca de Cultura Moderna. Louise-Florence, Madame d’Epinay (1726-83) was a distinguished member of the intellectual society of her day, a protectress of Rousseau, a friend of Diderot, for twenty-seven years on intimate terms with Grimm, and after 1769 the correspondent of Galiani. Besides her letters she left an autobiographical romance (published as Mémoires in 1818), giving a vivid picture of the the circle in which she moved, and throwing light on a phase of Rousseau’s career.

 

 

(Rousseau). NOURRISSON, Jean-Fèlix. J.-J. ROUSSEAU ET LE ROUSSEAUISME. Paris: Thorin et Fils, 1903. 8vo, xv, (1), 507, (2)pp. Printed wrappers, ownership stamp on front cover; aoverall light browning, a very nice, unopened copy with an inscription by the author on half-title. $44.

 

(Rousseau). ROSSELET, Claire. CATALOGUE DE LA CORRESPONDANCE DE J.-J. ROUSSEAU. Neuchatel: Editions Henri Messeiller, 1963. 8vo, 107pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light foxing on the spine & the fore-edge, a very good copy. $50. ¶ Premiere partie: Lettres Originales Autographes de J.-J. Rousseau.

 

(Rousseau). SAUSSURE, Hermine de. ROUSSEAU ET LES MANUSCRITS DES CONFESSIONS. Ouvrage publié avec le concours du Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique. Paris: E. de Boccard, 1958. 8vo, (4), 384, (1)pp, frontispiece. Beige printed wrappers, slight foxing to front cover, otherwise a fine copy but for ink annotation on front flyleaf. $60.

 

(Rousseau). SCHINZ, Albert. LA PENSEE DE JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU. Essai d’Interpretation Nouvelle. Paris: Félix Alcan, 1929. 4to, xii, 521pp.Orig. printed wrappers, wear to extremities, uniformly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $25.

 

(Rousseau, Voltaire, Diderot). TORNEZY, A. LA LÉGENDE DE "PHILOSOPHES" VOLTAIRE, ROUSSEAU, DIDEROT. Peints par eux-mèmes. Paris: Perrin, 1911. 8vo, (4), 459, (1)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, foxed, very good. $30.

 

RUDHYAR, [Dane]. RHAPSODIES (Première Série). Ottawa: Imprimerie Beauregard, 1919. 8vo, (189)pp, frontisportrait inserted. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good copy. $200. ¶ First Edition of Rudhyar’s first book of poetry, and second book.

 

SADE, D.A.F. de. LES CRIMES DE L’AMOUR. Eugénie de Franval. Lithographies Originales de Xavier Saint-Justh. Paris: N.p. [Éditions d’Albusse], 1966. Sm 4to, 134, (6)pp, unbound signatures in cloth portfolio, 8 color lithographs. Black silk, gilt lettered, purple silk slipcase, very fine in mildly damp stained slipcase with bump and crack at head. $350. ¶ Signed by the Artist, Xavier Saint-Justh, and limited to 990 copies of which this no. 675. Beautifully printed on Vélin de Lana pure chiffon paper. Unrecorded in any of the standard references of erotica. Scarce.

 

SADE, (D.A.F.) Marquis de & Guillaume Apollinaire. L’OEUVRE DU MARQUIS DE SADE. Zoloé — Justine — Juliette — La Philosophie dans le boudoir — Les Crimes de L’Amour — Aline et Valcour. Pages choisies comprenant des morceaux inédits et des lettres publiées pour la première fois… Introduction, Essai bibliographique et notes par Guillaume Apollinaire… Paris: Bibliothèque des Curieux, 1909. 8vo, (4), 324, (2)pp, 8 plates. Orig. tan wrappers, printed in black & red. Spine quite chipped, still very good & mostly unopened. $125. ¶ First Collected Edition of de Sade, published in the series "Les Maitres de l’Amour," assembled and annotated by the great poet, Apollinaire, one of his adamant admirers. While de Sade has always had many detractors, among them Napoleon, who had all of de Sade’s works burned, considering them not "fit for any human being to read," we must agree with Jules-Gabriel Janin, who wrote that "de Sade possessed the most indefatigable imagination that has perhaps ever terrified the world" (Bloch, Marquis de Sade, pp.212-3). De Sade’s influence on Lamartine, Lautreamont, Kafka, Camus, de Beauvoir, Swift, Nietzsche, Baudelaire, and others continues to be uncovered. Chanover p.6. Pia II, p.939. Not in Kearney, The Private Case. Rose II, p.378

 

(Sade). HEINE, Maurice. LE MARQUIS DE SADE. Texte Etabli & Préfacé par Gilbert Lely. Paris: Gallimard, (1950). 8vo, 378pp. Orig. printed wrappers, some edge wear, evenly browned, a very good copy. $35.

 

SAGAN, Françoise. LA CHAMADE. Paris: Rene Julliard, [1925]. 8vo, printed wrappers, fine. $25. ¶ First Edition.

 

SAINEAN, L. PROBLEMES LITTERAIRES DU SEIZIEME SIECLE. Le Cinquième Livre. Le Moyen de Parvenir. Les Joyeux Devis. Paris: E. de Boccard, 1927. 4to, viii, 302pp. Orig. printed wrappers, chipped spine, light wear to extremities, some foxing to covers, uniformly browned, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $22.

 

SAND, George. LES MAITRES SONNEURS. Préface d’Émile Faguet. Illustrations de M. V. Wheelhouse. London: George Bell Sons, 1908. 8vo, xi, 401pp, numerous illustrations in the text. Orig. decorated green cloth, pictorially blocked in gilt, pictorial endpapers, signature on endpaper, a very good copy. $25.

 

SANDEAU, Jules. VIE ET MALHEURS DE HORACE DE SAINT-AUBIN. (Honoré de Balzac). Avec des Illustrations de Honoré Daumier. Paris: Pressédition, 1948. 8vo, 153pp, illus by Daumier. Orig. printed wrappers, a fine copy. $35.

 

(Sauvage). Regnier, Henri de. LE MARIAGE DE MINUIT Aquarelles de Sylvain Sauvage. Paris: André Plicque, [1926]. 4to, (8), 278pp, 45 pochoir color plates by Sauvage. Orig. full coffee morocco, backstrip lettered in gilt, orig. pochoir wrappers bound in, a fine copy. $750. ¶ Edition de Luxe, one of 30 copies on Van Gelder with an extra suite of the illustrations in black/white not called for in the colophon. This is one of Sauvage’s prettiest books. Mahé p.220.

 

SCARRON, Paul. POESIES DIVERSES. Textes Originaux, publiés avec notes et variantes. Paris: Librairie Marcel Didier, 1947. 8vo, xix, 530pp. Orig. printed wrappers, ink name on cover. A very good copy. $25. ¶ Volume I, edited by Maurice Cuchie.

 

SCHENCK, Eunice Morgan. LA PART DE CHARLES NODIER dans la Formation des Idees Romantiques de Victor Hugo jusqu’a la Preface de Cromwell. Paris: Honoré Champion, 1914. 8vo, x, 149pp. Modern marbled wrappers, some notes scattered in the text, lightly sunned. A good copy. $30.

 

SCHNEIDER, Louis. LES EXCENTRIQUES DU ROMANTISME. Monaco: Imprimerie de Monaco, 1926. 8vo, 38pp. Orig. wrappers, a fine unopened copy. $75. ¶ First edition, one of 100 numbered copies, discussing Gautier, the brothers Deschamps, Lassailly, Hugo et al.

 

SHUMWAY, Anna Elsa. A STUDY OF THE MINERVE FRANÇAISE (February 1818- March 1820). Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1934. 8vo, 126pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slightly sunned, a very good copy. $20.

 

SIMON, Renée. HENRY DE BOULAINVILLER. Historien, Politique, Philosophe, Astrologue. 1658-1722. Paris: Boivin, [n.d., ca. 1920]. Large 8vo, 701pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slightly sunned, ownership name on the front cover, uniformly browned, a very good copy. $45.

 

SOBOUL, Albert. TEXTES CHOISIS DE L’ENCYCLOPEDIE. Ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers. Paris: Editions Sociales, (1962). 8vo, 258pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Light foxing, otherwise a very good copy. $20. ¶ Second edition, revised & enlarged.

 

SOREL, Cécile. LA VIE AMOUREUSE D’ADRIENNE LECOUVREUR. Paris: Ernest Flammarion, (1925). 8vo, 161pp. Orig. printed wrappers lightly worn, a very good copy. $25. ¶ Signed copy.

 

SOURIAU, Maurice. NEPOMUCENE LEMERCIER ET SES CORRESPONDANTS. Paris: Vuibert et Nony, 1908. 8vo, xii, 308pp. Orig. printed wrappers, spine browned, tears to edges, some light foxing, otherwise a very good copy.

$25. ¶ Inscribed by the author. Lemercier (1771-1840) was the author of several tragedies of which one, Agamemnon (1797) was considered a masterpiece it its day.

 

(Staël). HAUSSONVILLE, Comte de. MADAME DE STAËL ET L’ALLEMAGNE. Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1928. 8vo, (6), 319, (1)pp. Orig. yellow printed wrappers. Very good. $35. ¶ Cf. Cabeen 294.

 

(Staël). KOHLER, Pierre. MADAME DE STAËL Au Château de Coppet. Lausanne: Editions SPES, 1943. 8vo, 112, (6)pp, 3 plates, head- and tailpieces. Orig. printed wrappers, very good. $25. ¶ Third edition.

 

(Staël). LARG, David Glass. LA VIE DANS L’ŒUVRE 1766-1800. Essai de Biographie morale et intellectuelle. Paris: Edouard Champion, 1924. 8vo, 227, (3)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slight wear overall. Good scholar’s copy. $25.

 

(Staël). LARG, David Glass. MADAME DE STAEL. LA VIE DANS L’OEUVRE (1766-1800). Essai de Biographie Morale & Intellectuelle. Paris: Librairie Ancienne Edouard Champion, 1924. 4to, viii, 227pp. Orig. printed wrappers, stains on the front cover & the first pages, otherwise a very good copy. $35.

 

(Stael). MISTERLER, Jean. MADAME DE STAEL ET MAURICE O’DONNELL. 1805-1817. Paris: Calmann-Levy, (1926). 8vo, 332pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lightly browned, very good. $35.

 

(Staël). WILSON, R. MacNair. MADAME DE STAËL ET SES AMIS 1766-1817. Paris: Payot, 1934. 8vo, 364, (2)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, slight wear to extremities. Very good. $25.

 

STAEL-HOLSTEIN, [Anne Louise Germaine]. CORRESPONDANCE GÉNÉRALE. TOME III, Volume I: Lettres de Mézery et De Coppet. 16 Mai 1794 - 16 Mai 1795. Texte établi et présenté par Béatrice W. Jasinski. Paris: Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1968. 8vo, printed wrappers, very good. $35. ¶ Incomplete (?)

 

STAEL-HOLSTEIN, [Anne Louise Germaine]. DE L’ALLEMAGNE. Nouvelle Édition. Publiée d’apres les manuscrits et les éditions originales avec des variantes, une introduction, des notices et des notes par La Comtesse Jean de pange. Paris: Hachette, 1958. 5 vols, 8vo. Orig. printed wrappers. A fine set. $145. ¶ Definitive edition of Madame de Stael’s work of literary criticism, first published in 1813 (the original edition of 1810 was seized on the eve of publiction and the author was banished from France). Daughter of Jacques Necker, Madame de Stael founded the only salon in Paris that seriously rivaled her mother’s in influence. The strength of her ideas and connections caused her to be exiled and/or choose voluntary emigration five times between 1782 and 1810.

 

STAEL-HOLSTEIN, [Anne Louise Germaine]. MADAME DE STAEL. DIX ANNEES D’EXIL. Edition Nouvelle d’apres les manuscritss, avec une introduction, des notes & un appendice par Paul Gautier. Paris: Plon-Nourrit, 1904. 8vo, xviii, 427pp, frontispiece portrait. Orig. printed wrappers. With a few ink notes scattered in the text, head & foot of spine worn & lighly sunned, otherwise a very good copy. $35. ¶ Second edition.

 

(Stendahl). MARTINEAU, Henri. L’ŒUVRE DE STENDHAL. Histoire de ses livres et de sa pensée. Paris: Le Divan, 1945. 8vo, 546, (1)pp. Orig. printed wrappers with glassine, signature on half-title, edges foxed, otherwise very good. $20.

 

(Stendahl). MARTINO, Pierre. STENDAHL. Paris: Société Française d’Imprimerie et de Librairie, 1914. 8vo, (4), 378pp. Quarter cloth over printed boards. Remnants of paper library label on lower endpaper, also on spine, front hinge detached, UCLA’s unobtrusive library perforated stamp on title. Fair. $20.

 

(Stendhal). BIBLIOGRAHIE STENDHALIENNE 1938-1943. Grenoble: B. Arthaud, 1945. 8vo, 30pp. Orig. printed wrappers, missing 4" x 1 1/2" section on the title-page, otherwise a good copy. $20. ¶ Limited to 220 copies.

 

STENDHAL. VIE DE HENRY BRULARD. Nouvelle Edition établie & commentée par Henri Marinteau. Paris: Le Divan, 1949. 2 vols, 8vo, xx, 522; 419pp. Orig. blue printed wrappers, very good copies. $45. ¶ The second volume is entirely devoted to the notes and chronology.

 

(Stendhal). CHAMPION, Edouard. UN NOUVEL EXEMPLAIRE ANNOTE DES PROMENADES DANS ROME. Nº 19. [Paris]: Editions du Stendhal-Club, 1926. 8vo, 14pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good unopened copy. $20. ¶ First Edition, limited to 300 copies.

 

 

(Stendhal). DEL LITTO, V. EN MARGE DES MANUSCRITS DE STENDHAL. COMPLEMENTS ET FRAGMENTS INEDITS (1803-1820) suivis en appendice d’un Courrier Italien. Ouvrage publié avec le concours du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1955. 8vo, 434pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, ownership stamp to endpaper, otherwise a very good copy. $30. ¶ First Edition.

 

(Stendhal). GUNNELL, Doris. STENDHAL ET L’ANGLETERRE. Preface de A. Paupe. Paris: Charles Bosse, 1909. 8vo, x, 322pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light foxing on the front cover, browning throughout, a good unopened copy. $30.

 

(Stendhal). MARTINEAU, Henri. PETIT DICTIONNAIRE STENDHALIEN. Paris: Le Divan, 1948. Large 8vo, 501pp. Orig. printed wrappers. A very good copy. $45.

 

(Stendhal). ROYER, Louis. BIBLIOGRAPHIE STENDHALIENNE 1930-1931. Nº 33. [Paris]: Editions du Stendhal-Club, 1931. 8vo, 22pp. Orig. printed wrappers, notes scattered in the text, otherwise a good copy. $20. ¶ Limited to 250 copies.

 

(Stendhal). ROYER, Louis. BIBLIOGRAPHIE STENDHALIENNE 1932-33. Nº34. [Paris]: Editions du Stendhal-Club, 1934. 8vo, 20pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good copy. $20. ¶ Limited to 140 copies.

 

(Stendhal). ROYER, Louis. BIBLIOGRAPHIE STENDHALIENNE 1934-1935. Grenoble: B. Arthaud, 1936. 8vo, 24pp. Orig. printed wrappers, notes scattered in the text, otherwise a good copy. $20. ¶ Limited to 220 copies.

 

STRYIENSKI, Casimir. LE DIX-HUITIÈME SIÈCLE. Paris: Hachette, [1933]. 8vo, (4), 375, (1)pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good. $35. ¶ Eleventh edition, of the collection L’histoire de France raconté à tous published under general direction of Funck-Brentano. "Good, straightforward history of France during the 18th Century"(Cabeen). Cabeen 1075 (first ed.).

 

SUARES, [André]. VOYAGE DU CONDOTTIERE. Vers Venise. Paris: Edouard Cornély, 1910. 8vo, (4), 243, (3)pp, orig. wrappers preserved. Cloth, with map of Italy on front & back covers, morocco label. Fine. $150. ¶ First Edition: a spiritual geography of Italy. Suarès (1868-1948), of Jewish and Portuguese origin, was an essayist and critic of independent views. Thième II, 825 (giving the date of 1911).

 

TALVART, Hector. REFLEXTIONS MORALES sur la Mode, l’Amour et l’Epiderme des Femmes. Paris: Henry Goulet, 1926. 8vo, ca. 112pp, color frontispiece by Louis Suire. Orig. wrappers. Very nice. $145. ¶ First Edition, one of 300 numbered copies signed by Talvart (the author, with Place, of the massive bibliography of French literature).

 

TEPPE, Julien. CHAMFORT, Sa Vie, Son Œuvre, Sa Pensée. Préface de Jean Rostand. Paris: Pierre Clairac, (1950). 8vo, 166pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good, unopened copy. $30. ¶ De Chamfort (1741-94) was a miscellaneous writer and author of several successful but sentimental comedies, and some good critical works on Moliere and La Fontaine. He was the author the revolutionary slogan "Guerre aux chateaux, paix au chamieres."

 

TIEGHEM, Paul Van. LE MOUVEMENT ROMANTIQUE (Angleterre - Allemagne - Italie - France). Paris: Librairie Vuibert, 1923. 8vo, contemporary quarter-morocco over marbled boards, a little worn. $35. ¶ Revised second edition.

 

TIERSOT, Julien. LA MUSIQUE AUX TEMPS ROMANTIQUES. Paris: Librairie Félix Alcan, 1930. 8vo, 186pp, 12 black & white illustrations. Orig. printed wrappers, text uniformly browned, very good copy. $30.

 

TISSERAND, Roger. AU TEMPS DE L’ENCYCLOPEDIE, L’ACADEMIE DE DIJON DE 1740 a 1793. Paris: Ancienne Librairie Furne, Boivin & Cie, n.d. Small 4to, 668pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good copy. $75.

 

TISSIER, André. COLLIN D’HARLEVILLE. Chantre de Vertu Souriante (1755-1806). L’Homme et son Temps. Paris: A. G. Nizet, (1963). 8vo 428pp. Wrappers, very good copy. $20.

 

TRAHARD, Pierre. LES MAITRES DE LA SENSIBILITE FRANCAISE au XVIIIe Siècle 1715-1789. Paris: Boivin, 1932. 3 vols, 8vo, 282; 336; 311pp. illus. after 18th cent. engravings. Orig. printed wrappers, very good unopened set. $50.

 

TRAHARD, Pierre. UNE REVUE OUBLIEE, LA REVUE POETIQUE DU XIXe SIECLE (1835). Paris: Edouard Champion, 1925. 4to, viii, 143pp. Orig. printed wrappers, missing 1/2" x 2" section of the backstrip, browned throughout, a fair unopened copy. $30.

 

TRONCHON, Henri. ROMANTISME ET PREROMANTISME. Publication de la Faculté des Lettres de Strasbourg. Deuxième Série. Volume vi. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1930. 8vo, viii, 296pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, light wear, uniformly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $25.

 

(TRUBLET). LA CORRESPONDANCE DE L’ABBE TRUBLET. Documents Inedits sur Voltaire, La Beaumelle, Malesherbes, Fontenelle, Madame Geoffrin, La Condamine. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1926. 8vo, xix, 164pp. Orig. printed wrappers, missing 1/2" x 2" section on the foot of the spine, lightly sunned, a good copy. $25.

 

(TRUBLET). JACQUART, Jean. L’ABBE TRUBLET. CRITIQUE ET MORALISTE 1697-1770, d’apres des Documents Inedits. Paris: Editions Auguste Picard, 1926. 4to, xiii, 452pp. Orig. printed wrappers, browned throughout. A very good unopened copy. $35.

 

TZARA, Tristan. LE SURREALISME ET L’APRES-GUERRE. Paris: Editions Nagel, 1947. 8vo, 85, (3)pp. Printed wrappers, age-toning throughout, otherwise very good. $225. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by Tzara to a Los Angeles art dealer in 1948. The text of a conference held at the Sorbonne in April of 1947 discussing The Dialectic of the Poem.

 

TZARA, Tristan. SEPT MANIFESTES DADA. Paris: Editions du Diorama, 1924. 8vo, portrait of Tzara, 10 plates by Francis Picabia. Orig. wrappers, printed label on front, a trifle faded. Very good copy. $1000. ¶ First edition, one of 300 numbered copies. "The texts, which run from 1916 to 1920, are the fundamental expression of French Dada… Covering the whole range of Dada attitudes, from painting through war and nihilism, the manifestoes provide a complete guide on how to live life as a Dada. Picabia (by this time barely a friend of Tzara) provides fiendishly simple drawings: mathematical formulas in which columns of figures are totted up, subtracted & otherwise manipulated without recourse to logic, while a single abstract drawing is reproduced four times in different positions: a triumph of Dada economy" (Arthur Cohen). Camfield, Francis Picabia, p.208. Peterson, Tristan Tzara, p.17. Caws p.148. Harwood, Tristan Tzara, A Bibliography, 5.

 

TZARA, Tristan (& Jean Arp). VINGT-CINQ-ET-UN POEMES. Dessins de Hans Arp. [Paris]: Henry Parisot/ Editions de la Revue Fontaine, (1946). 8vo, 63, (5)pp, frontispiece, 11 full-page abstract designs by Arp. Printed wrappers, toning to wrapper margins, otherwise near fine. $250. ¶ Second edition, with the addition of one original poem (Le Sel et le Vin), of an importrant document of the Dada movement by two of the founders. Limited to 750 copies, this one of 600 on papier surglacé. For the first edition of 1918 see The Artist and the Book 2; A Century of Artists Books p.177; MOMA, Fantastic Art, p.13; Skira 5. 

 

VALBEL, Horace. POUR PASSER UNE HEURE. Contes et Nouvelles Illustrés. Paris: Beugniot, 1904. 8vo, 227pp, 21 plates, each with tissue guard. Quarter morocco, floral velvet boards, illustrated endpapers, orig. illustrated wrappers by Léandre bound in, chapter headings & Art Nouveau floral borders on each page printed in fawn by Bugniot, very good. $50. ¶ A collection of amusing short stories, each illustrated with a plate by a popular artist (Auriol, Morin, Grun, Jouart) of the period.

 

(Valery). FERNANDAT, Rene. AUTOUR DE PAUL VALERY. Grenoble: B. Arthaud, 1933. 8vo, 156pp. Quarter cloth, very good. $25. ¶ One of 706 numbered copies. With chapters relating Valery to Baudelaire, Mallarmé, and Pascal.

 

VALERY, Paul. LETTRE A MADAME C… [n.p.]: Les Amis des Cahiers Vertes, [1928]. Small 4to, (12), vii, (3), 7, (7)pp, including 3 drawings of Valéry by Jean Marchand. Contemp. cloth, gilt, orig. front wrapper bound in. Fine. $25. ¶ First Edition. Thieme II, p.925.

 

(Valery, Paul). DAVIS, Ronald & Raoul Simonson. BIBLIOGRAPHIE DES OEUVRES DE PAUL VALERY (1895-1925). Paris: Collection de "Plaisir de Bibliophile," 1926. 8vo, (6), 41pp, frontis. portrait. Orig. wrappers. Fine copy. $100. ¶ One of 310 numbered copies.

 

VALMY- BAYSSE, Jean. LA POESIE FRANCAISE CHEZ LES NOIRS D’HAITI. Paris: Revue Moderne, 1903. 8vo, 46, (2, ads) pp. Orig. wrappers, very good. $150. ¶ Only edition, inscribed by author. A treatise on French poetry in Haiti, with many examples. Valmy- Baysse (b. 1874) originally delivered this text as a lecture, inspired by the deceased influence of French as a world language. NUC: 3 copies.

 

VAN ROOSBROECK, G. L. UNPUBLISHED POEMS BY VOLTAIRE, ROUSSEAU, BEAUMARCHAIS, ANNE D’URFE, HELVETIUS, GRESSET, ETC. New York: Publications of the Institute of French Studies, Columbia University, (1933). 8vo, 143pp, orig. blue wrappers. Very good..

$20.

 

VAN TIEGHEM, Paul. LE PREROMANTISME. Etudes d’histoire littéraire européenne. Paris: Sfelt, (1947). 8vo, xi, 412pp. Orig. printed wrappers, ink notes on the spine, text browned throughout, otherwise a very good copy. $20.

 

VAN TIEGHEM, Paul. LE SENTIMENT DE LA NATURE DANS LE PREROMANTISME EUROPEEN. Paris: A. G. Nizet, 1960. 8vo, 275pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light foxing, a very good unopened copy.

$30.

 

VAN TIEGHEM, Paul, ed. REPERTOIRE CHRONOLOGIQUE DES LITTERATURES MODERNES. Paris: Librairie E. Droz, 1937. 8vo, 415pp. Orig. printed wrappers, light foxing over the spine, otherwise a very good copy. $45.

 

VARNUM, Fanny. LE CHEVALIER DE CHASTELLUX. UN PHILOSOPHE COSMOPOLITE DU XVIIIe SIECLE. Paris: Librairie Rodstein, 1936. 4to, 269pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good copy. $25.

 

(Venice). LES GRANDS ROMANTIQUES FRANÇAIS A VENISE. Palazzo Grassi, Venise. Aout-Octobre 1951. Centre International des Arts et du Costume. (Avec une préface de François Boucher, Délégué Général de l’Union Française des Arts du Costume, Conservateur Honoraire du Musée Carnavalet.) N.p; [Les Presses de L’Imprimerie A. Tourmon], (1951). 8vo, 43pp, (4), with 8 black & White illustrations. Orig. yellow printed wrappers, slightly wear to extremities & spine, slightly soiled to front cover, otherwise a very good copy. From the library of Edouard Champion. $35. ¶ With 2 additionals letters & an inscribed calling-card from François Boucher to Mme Loubet, Edouard Champion’s daughter.

 

VERANE, Léon. BARS. Poèmes de Léon Vérane. Préface de Francis Carco. Frontispice par Olive-Tamari. Hors-texte de Salvado. Toulon: par les soins des "Facettes", [ca. 1926]. 8vo, 68pp. Orig. printed wrappers, uniformly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $25. ¶ First Edition of this collection of poems.

 

VERLAINE, Paul. ODES EN SON HONNEUR Edition Facsimilaire Du Manuscrit Original. Paris: Éditions Excelsior, 1925. 8vo, 22 facsimile leaves printed by the collotype process, some mounted on guards. Illustrated wrappers, slipcase with printed label, slight yellowing to slipcase, otherwise fine. $100. ¶ Edition limited to 200 copies of this exquisite facsimile edition from Verlaine’s original manuscript pages, whose varied shape and size are also reproduced here. The cover is a drawing by P.V. of charming little skeleton marionettes in different positions. This work originally appeared in 1893.

 

(Verlaine, Paul). PORCHE, François. VERLAINE. TEL QU’IL FUT. Paris: Flammarion, (1941). 4to, 343pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in green & black, text uniformly browned, otherwise a very good copy. $30.

 

(Verlaine, Paul). UNDERWOOD, V. P. VERLAINE ET L’ANGLETERRE. Ouvrage publié avec le concours du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et de l’University College (Université de Londres). Paris: Nizet, 1956. 8vo, 507pp. Orig. printed wrappers, lettered in red & black, foxing to covers & fore-edge, slightly wear to extremities, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $35.

 

VERNE, Jules. LE TOUR DU MONDE EN QUATRE-VINGTS JOURS. Illustrations par De Neuville et L. Benett [with] LE DOCTEUR OX. Maitre Zacharius. Un Hivernage Dans Le Glaces. Un Drame Dans Les Airs. Illustrations par Bertrand, Froelich, Th. Schuler, Bayard et Marie. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1924-25. Double-vol, 4to, 217, (3), 211, (1)pp, frontispieces, many b&w text illus. Publisher’s original red pictorial cloth, decorated and illus. in gilt and black, teg, some wear to extremities, otherwsie very good. $200. ¶ Hetzel’s Les Voyages Extraordinaires illustrated editions of Verne were as noteworthy for their elaborately decorated pictorial bindings as for their illustrations, this reprint of the Hatchette double-volume 1917 edition. Bottin 1917-13a,b.

 

(Vielé-Griffin) COUR, Jean de. FRANCIS VIELE-GRIFFIN SON ŒUVRE – SA PENSEE – SON ART Paris: Champion, 1930. Roy. 8vo, xxv, 242pp, frontisportrait. Orig. two-color printed wrappers, very good. $50. ¶ First Edition of this definitive study, with a bibliography. Vielé-Griffin, born in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1864 was a novelist and poet with inclinations towards symbolism and naturalism.

 

VIELE-GRIFFIN, Francis. LE LIVRE DES REINES. Paris: Mercure de France, 1929. 4to, iv, 242, (6)pp. Orig. wrappers. Very good. $150. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author to the wife of Leon Daudet. One of 30 copies hors commerce of a total edition of 130. Included are 3 late tragedies Examen de la Reine Ogive, Examen de la Reine Bertrade, and Examen de la Reine Ale. NUC: 2 copies, at NJP & IU.

 

VIELE-GRIFFIN, Francis. SAPPHO. Paris: Bibliothèque de l’Occident, 1911. Large 4to, 67pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a fine unopened copy. $125. ¶ First Edition, one of 200 copies, with a contemporary inscription by the author. This work is a collection of 3 plays set among Sappho and her students. Vielé-Griffin, born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1864 was a novelist and poet with inclinations towards symbolism and naturalism.

 

VIGNY, Alfred de. CHATTERTON. Edition Critique. Bologna: Riccardo Patron, (1962). 8vo, 392pp. Beige cloth, title printed in gilt on red background on upper cover and spine.Excellent copy. $30.

 

VIGNY, Alfred de. CINQ MARS ou Une Conjuration Sous Louis XIII. Notes et Éclaircissements de M. Fernand Baldensperger. Paris: Louis Conard, [ca. 1918]. 8vo, xiii, (2), 560pp. Quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt ruled spine, title in gilt; orig. wrappers bound in. Very nice. $45. ¶ From the Oeuvre Completes 1904-22.

 

VIGNY, Alfred de. LA MAISON DU BERGER. Orne de cinq bois originaux par Louis Latapie. Paris: François Bernouard, (1920). 4to, (27)pp, 5 woodcuts. Orig. colorprinted wrappers, unopened, fine. $125. ¶ Edition limited to 310 copies. One of Bernouard’s lovely productions with woodcuts reminiscent of the work of Emile Bernard. Latapie was an artist of some renown; he exhibited at the Salon des Independants and the Salon d’Automne. Carteret V, 197. Mahe p.139. Monod 11215.

 

VIGNY, Alfred de. POEMES ANTIQUES. Edition Critique publiée par Edmond Estève. Paris: Librairie E. Droz, 1931. 8vo, xxiv, 334pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Some foxing to the wrappers, otherwise a very good copy. $40. ¶ Scholarly edition of the book which made the author’s reputation, first issued in 1826, and which included the two famous narrative poems Eloa and Moise. Second tirage.

 

VIGNY, Alfred de. SERVITUDE ET GRANDEUR MILITAIRES. NOTES & ECLAIRCISSEMENTS DE FERNAND BALDENSPERGER. Paris: Louis Conard, 1914. 8vo, 324pp. Orig. printed wrappers, very good copy. $25.

 

VILLERMONT, Le Comte Charles de. LES RUPELMONDE A VERSAILLES 1685-1784. Paris: Perrin, 1905. 8vo, (4), II, II, 334 (1)pp. Three-quarters cloth over marbled boards, gilt letter on morocco spine label. Interior evenly browned. Very good. $35.

 

(Voltaire). VOLTAIRE’S BOOKS: A SELECTED LIST. Reprinted for Private Circulation from Modern Philology, Vol. XXVII, Nº 1, August, 1929. N.p; 1929. 4to, 22pp. Modern marbled wrappers, a very good copy. $20.

 

(Voltaire). BELAVAL, Yvon. L’ESPRIT DE VOLTAIRE. Offprint from Studies on Voltaire & the Eighteenth Century. XXIV/XXVII. Genève: Institut et Musée Voltaire, les Delices,

 

 

 

1963. 8vo, 154pp. Orig. wrappers. Notes scattered in text, lightl foxing. A very good copy. $20. ¶ Inscribed copy.

 

 

 

(Voltaire). BENGESCO, Georges. LES COMEDIENNES DE VOLTAIRE. Etudes sur le XVIIIe Siècle. Paris: Librairie Académique Perrin, 1912. 8vo, 328pp. Orig. printed wrappers, tear at the foot of the spine, lightly sunned, otherwise a very good copy. $40.

 

(Voltaire). CHAPONNIERE, Paul. VOLTAIRE CHEZ LES CALVINISTES. Paris: Librairie Académique Perrin, 1936. 8vo, xvi, 265pp. Orig. wrappers, evenly browned, a good copy. $25. ¶

 

(Voltaire). CHAPONNIERE, Paul. VOLTAIRE CHEZ LES CALVINISTES. Genève: Edition du "Journal de Genève",

1932. 4to, xix, 180pp, plates throughout. Orig. patterned boards, light edge wear. A very good copy. $75. ¶ First Edition, limited to 850 numbered copies.

 

(Voltaire). CHEREL, Albert. DECEPTIONS ET CONFIANCES DE VOLTAIRE. Bordeaux: Librairie Raymond Picquot, [n.d., ca 1941]. 8vo, 190pp, orig. wrappers. Very good.. $25.

 

(Voltaire). CROWLEY, Francis J., ed. VOLTAIRE’S POEME SUR LA LOI NATURELLE. A Critical Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1938. 8vo, (x), 177-304pp, brown wrappers. Very good copy from the author’s estate. $20. ¶ UCLA Publications in Languages and Literatures Vol. I, no. 4. Crowley, professor of French at UCLA, here expands his Princeton thesis.

 

(Voltaire). DELATTRE, André. RÉPERTOIRE CHRONOLOGIQUE DES LETTRES DE VOLTAIRE, edited by André Delattre. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1952. 8vo, xi, 203pp, blue cloth with gilt title. Very good. $35. ¶ A chronology of all Voltaire’s general correspondence including an appendix, comprehensive bibliography and index.

 

VOLTAIRE, Francois Marie Arouet. VOLTAIRE, ZADIG OU LA DESTINEE. Histoire Orientale. Paris: Marcel Didier, 1962. 2 vols, 8vo, lxx, 121; 196pp, Printed wrappers, very good unopened copies. $40. ¶ Critical Edition with an introduction and commentary by George Ascoli. Second printing, revised and completed by Jean Fabre.

 

VOLTAIRE, [François Marie Arouet de]. LE SIÈCLE DE LOUIS XIV Par Voltaire. Préface et notes par René Groos. Paris: Garnier Frères, 1929. 2 vols, 8vo, xv, 403, (2); 420pp. Orig. printed wrappers, many leaves unopened. Very good. $50. ¶ Limited to 500 numbered copies.

 

(Voltaire). HAVENS, George R. VOLTAIRE’S MARGINALIA ON THE PAGES OF ROUSSEAU. A Comparative Study of Ideas. Columbus: Ohio State University, 1933. 8vo, x, 199pp. Orig. wrappers. Notes scattered in the text, wraps. browned. Very good. $35. ¶ Contributions in Languages & Literature no. 6.

 

(Voltaire). JONES, William Richmand. L’INGENU DE VOLTAIRE. Paris: Librairie E. Droz, 1936. 8vo, lxxx, 142pp. Orig. wrappers, 3 inch sections missing on the 8 last pages & the back cover, notes scattered in text. A good copy. $20.

 

(Voltaire). NAVES, Raymond. LE GOUT DE VOLTAIRE. Paris: Librairie Garnier Frères, [ca. 1938]. 4to, 566pp. Orig. printed wrappers slightly worn, otherwise very good. $45. ¶ First Edition.

 

(Voltaire). POMEAU, René. LA RELIGION DE VOLTAIRE. Paris: Librairie Nizet, 1956. Large 8vo, 516pp. Orig. wrappers. Even browning & scholarly annotations throughout, very good. $35.

 

(Voltaire). POMEAU, René. LA RELIGION DE VOLTAIRE. Paris: Librairie Nizet, 1956. 4to, 516pp, orig. wrappers, evenly browned, ink notes scattered in text, missing 1/2 inch section to the foot spine. A good copy. $45.

 

VOLTAIRE. (René Pomeau, ed.) LE TAUREAU BLANC. Paris: Librairie Nizet, 1957. 8vo, viii, 99pp. Wrappers. Text uniformly browned, otherwise very good. $25. ¶ Critical edition, edited by René Pomeau, of V’s oriental tale of 1774 which mocks Old Testament stories.

 

(Voltaire). SONET, Edouard. VOLTAIRE ET L’INFLUENCE ANGLAISE. Thèse pour le Doctorat de l’Université, présentée à la Faculté des Lettres de l’Université de Rennes. Rennes: Imprimerie de l’Ouest-Eclair, 1926. 8vo, 210pp. Red cloth boards over orig. wrappers. Evenly browned, ink notes scattered in the text, otherwise very good. $35.

 

(Voltaire). VEZINET, F. AUTOUR DE VOLTAIRE. Avec Quelques Inédits. Paris: Honoré Champion, 1925. 8vo, viii, 141pp. Orig. wrappers. Few tears on head & foot of the spine, otherwise a very good copy. $30. ¶ Inscribed by the author.

 

(Voltaire). WADE, Ira O. VOLTAIRE’S MICROMEGAS, A Study in the Fushion of Science, Myth, and Art. Princeton: Princeton University, 1950. 8vo, xii, 190pp. Beige cloth, 1/2 inch section missing to head of dj. Notes on endpapers & scattered in the text. A good copy. $15. ¶ A critical edition of this long neglected story, one of the first in the genre. Wade demonstrates that the text was written in 1739, some ten years before the date long assigned to it, at a time when V. was struggling to acquire a liberal way of thought by extending his studies into the sciences. Not only is Micromégas the first work in the newly created genre of imaginary voyages, it is also the first to incorporate in an artistic way the threads of Voltaire’s humanistic development.

 

WALISZEWSKI, K. LE ROMAN D’UNE IMPERATRICE. CATHERINE II DE RUSSIE. Paris: Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit 1902. Sm. 4to, xi, 618pp. Quarter vellum over marbled boards, with gilt calf label on the spine, slightly browned. A very good copy. $85 ¶ Quinzième Edition.

 

WARY, Madga de. AU FIL DES JOURS. Poemes Inédits. Paris: François Bernouard, (1923). 12mo, [64pp]. Orig. printed wrappers, slight wear to the extremities, otherwise a very good copy. $85. ¶ First Ediiton, one of 246 copies, inscribed by the author. Printed by François Bernouard

 

(Weil, Simone). PICCARD, E. SIMONE WEIL. Essai Biographique et Critique siuvi d’une Anthologie Raisonnée des Oeuvres de Simone Weil. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1960. 4to, 316pp. Orig. printed wrappers, foxing on the front cover, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $35. ¶ First Edition

 

WICKERSHEIMER, Edith. LE ROMAN DE JEHAN DE PARIS. Paris: Librairie Ancienne Edouard Champion, 1923. 8vo, xx, 99pp. Brown cloth. Fine, uncut copy printed on laid paper. $60. ¶ Scholarly edition of the 15th century prose romance by an unknown author, purporting to be translated from the Spanish. The theme was probably suggested by historical evens surrounding the marriage of Charles VIII to Anne of Brittany. Includes a history of the mss, classifications of texts, a section on the author and date, index of names and a glossary. Publication of the Société des Anciens Textes Français.

 

WILDE, Oscar. POEMES EN PROSE. Traduction Française de Charles Grolleau. Préface de Jacques Desroix. Paris: Charles Carrington, 1906. 8vo, xvi, 53pp, printed in orange and black, with decorative initials, head- and tail-pieces including types and ornaments by Auriol. Orig. printed wrappers. A fine copy. $200. ¶ First Edition in French, one of 50 copies on japon vellum. First printed in 1894 in a periodical, Wilde’s Poems in Prose include some of his best known pieces. Carrington had issued an edition in English in 1905; this French edition is quite rare, NUC recording three copies.

 

WILDE, Oscar and Richard Strauss. SALOME Drame Musical en un Acte. Poeme De Oscar Wilde Musique De Richard Strauss. London: Methuen & Co., & Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, [1907]. 8vo, 39pp, inscribed by owner. Red wrappers, gilt lettered, bookplate, good. $75. ¶ First Edition of the libretto in French of Strauss’ opera of Wilde’s poem-play, which premiered in Brussells, March 25, 1907, at the Théâtre de la Monnaie. Scarce edition.

 

WILLIAMS, Harry F. LA POESIE INEDITE DE MARTIN LE FRANC. Palermo: G. Mori & Figli, n.d. 4to, 15pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a very good copy of this offprint. $20.

 

WILLY, Colette. SEPT DIALOGUES DE BETES, Illustre de Quatre-Vingt-Dix Dessins de Jacques Nam. Preface de Francis Jammes. 38th Edition. Paris: Mercure de France, 1923. 8vo, (185)pp, illustrated. Quarter calf, marbled boards. Browned throughout, otherwise very good. $25. ¶ First published in a small edition in 1904 - Sept Dialogues was the first work written by Colette under her name.

 

(Woodcuts). LES PLUS BELLES LEGENDES DU MONDE • LEGENDES BRETONNES. Décorées par Maurice de Becque. Introduction par Adrien de Carné Paris: Editions de L’Abeille D’Or, 1921. 4to, (104)pp, color frontispiece, 12 full-page multicolor woodcuts, head and tail piece unicolor woodcuts, head and tail margin unicolor woodcut decorations. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, a few mild spots to cloth, an occasional spot to margins not affecting text or illus., otherwise fine. $125. ¶ First Edition, limited to 400 copies on papier Japon, of this exquisitely printed volume of legendary tales from Brittany with de Becque’s beautiful woodcuts. Painter and engraver de Becque, who worked during the late 19th through the 20th centuries, provided illustrations for a number of works including later editions of Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, Rimbaud, Gautier, La Fontaine, Restif de la Bretonne, etc. For his illustrations to Pièces Condamnées de C. Baudelaire, he used the pseudonym Maurice d’Attys. Scarce. Monod 7043.

 

(Woolf, Virginia). GUIGUET, Jean. VIRGINIA WOOLF ET SON ŒUVRE L’Art et la Quête de Réel. Paris: Didier, 1962. 8vo, 484pp. Orig. printed wrappers, unopened, very good. $40. ¶ First Edition of a thorough critical study.

 

WRANGLER, Comte F. U. PREMIERE VISITE DE CHRISTINE DE SUEDE A LA COUR DE FRANCE 1656. Paris: Librairie de Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1930. 8vo, xxxiii, 274pp. Orig. printed wrappers, head of spine & edges chipped, otherwise a very good unopened copy. $30.

 

YOUNG, Arthur. VOYAGES EN FRANCE EN 1787, 1788 ET 1789. Première Traduction Complète et Critique par Henri Sée. Tome I: Journal de Voyages. Tome II: Le Travail et la Production en France: Agriculture, Commerce, Industrie. Paris: Armand Colin, 1931. 2 vols, 4to, v, 494pp, folding maps; pp.499-953. Orig. printed wrappers, spines slightly chipped, browned throughout, otherwise good copies. $85. ¶ First complete edition in French. Young (1741-1820), though unsuccessful as a farmer, became well known as an agricultural theorist. His fame rest primarily on this work, Travels in France, first published in 1792.